Purpose

The mission of Young Professionals’ University (“YPU” or “YP University”) is to ensure that all children are empowered through education to prepare them for economic self-reliance in the 21st century by leveraging on the experiences of HAULYP members and factual data. YPU aims to offer enrichment programs, through a two part series (Fall and Spring), for Houston area youth that focuses on the following areas:

  • Achieving Academic Success
  • College Preparation (i.e. admissions requirements, application process, letter of recommendation, college fair, etc.)
  • Financial Aid Planning and Process
  • Career Planning (i.e. collegiate discipline, career field, etc.)
  • Health and Wellness Importance
  • Social, Cultural and Campus Extra-Curricular Enrichment

Target Audience

YP University will engage high school students from grades 9th – 12th, with primary focus on the 11th and 12th graders. We focus on assisting youth from underserved populations in Houston and surrounding areas.

Past attendees have come from a variety of programs including, but not limited to, NULITES, Upward Bound, faith based organizations, local high schools, etc. YPU is held on the campus of a college/university in the Houston and surrounding area in order to expose students to the multitude of options available to them. In the past, the program has been held at The University of Houston – Main Campus, The University of Houston – Downtown Campus, Rice University and Texas Southern University.

Homecoming 2K16

Young Professionals University (YPU) is a two-part series that aims to prepare youth to apply to college and inform them about what they should know once they go off to school. The Fall installment of Young Professionals University will focus on preparing students for their freshman year of college. Sessions will focus on the following:

  • Achieving Academic Success
  • Money Management
  • Networking
  • Balancing Student Life
  • Healthy Choices
  • Student Organizations

Students will have access to interactive workshops, mentoring, and prize giveaways!

Interactive Workshops

Activity filled workshops on academic achievement, understanding your purpose, and learning about college experiences from Young Professionals.

YPU Higher Education Award

Mentorship

The entire day is packed with interactions with Young Professionals who have finished higher education programs. Student participants will have more than one opportunity learn about past experiences or inquire about what to expect as a freshmen.

Student Participant Requirements

  • 9th – 12th grade students (primarily 11-12th grade)
  • Students are required to register by September 30, 2016 to participate.
  • Students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, over the age of 18.

Chaperone Responsibilities

  • There must be at minimum one adult (18+) chaperone for every 15 student participants.
  • Chaperones will be assigned color groups upon arrival.
  • Chaperones are to stay with their assigned color groups at all times.
  • In the event that a chaperone needs to leave, please be sure to notify a Community Outreach organizer.
  • Chaperones must be able to be reached by cell phone in case of emergency.
  • Chaperones are encouraged to be active participants in sessions and encourage student involvement.

Location, Parking, and Directions

YPU will be held at Texas Southern University.  You will be contacted with additional information regarding directions and parking closer to date of the event.

Event Day Instructions

  • When you arrive, there will be volunteers outside to welcome and greet you. You will then be directed to the registration table in the lobby of the building where all students and chaperones sign in. All participants must be pre-registered.
  • Each student participant and chaperone will need to sign-in, receive a nametag, directions and handouts for the day.
  • After you receive your welcome packet, your group will be directed to the breakfast area until the program begins.

Dismissal

  • YPU will end at approximately 3:30 pm. Please plan to stay the entirety of the program.
  • Please make sure that all members of your group are accounted for before departing.
  • Bus drivers should be instructed to pick your group up at the initial drop-off location.

Deadlines Summary

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 – Registration Deadline

Organization Registration

Organization/Group Registration for the 2016 Fall Edition of YPU closes on September 30, 2016. Please visit the link below to sign up.

Register

Parent/Guardian Registration

Parents/Guardians must attend and stay for the full length of the YPU program.

Register

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities for Young Professionals University. If you have a passion for inspiring the next generation, please sign up below.

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Our Supporters

Phillips 66

Built on more than 130 years of experience, Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,000 employees who are committed to operating excellence and safety. Phillips 66 had $49 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2014.

Interested in a career with Phillips 66? Visit our career website at http://www.phillips66.com/EN/careers/Pages/index.aspx.

JSF

Jarvis-Smith Foundation

The Jarvis-Smith Foundation (JSF) is a non-profit scholarship foundation founded by Jennifer N. Smith, daughter of Patricia Jarvis and Thurman Smith. The purpose of JSF is to provide students temporary relief of the financial burdens associated with attending institutions of higher education. The target demographic are students ranging from junior year of high school to the sophomore (2nd year) collegiate level.

Support Young Professionals University

Each year, through various supporters we are able to host Young Professional University free of cost to student participants. We invite you to help us continue providing free enrichment to Houston Area Youth by becoming a sponsor or making a donation.

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