Wave MMYP (Marinette and Menominee Young Professionals) and NEWaukee announces the expansion of YPWeek Wisconsin to include 25 communities, 175-plus events and 30 public projects in 2017. The grassroots statewide program will run April 22-29, with each community presenting a variety of programs that empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their home towns.
YPWeek Wisconsin is modeled after a program started by NEWaukee in 2012 to provide a weeklong series of events focusing on discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals in the Milwaukee area. YPWeek Wisconsin has continued to reach across the state with the support of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) since 2015, and its participants have collaborated with the agency on a shared communication platform designed to retain, excite, and grow the state’s talent pool. YPWeek incorporates this platform into its programming, leveraging “Think-Make-Happen,” an organizing theme.
YPWeek Wisconsin currently showcases 25 communities: Chequamegon Bay, Door County, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Hayward, Kenosha, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Madison, Manitowoc, Marinette/Menominee, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Price County, Portage, Platteville, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Superior, Waukesha County, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids.
New this year, each community will complete at least one public project that leaves a lasting positive imprint on their town. With the correlation of Earth Day falling within the week, many communities have organized large-scale neighborhood and park clean-ups.
Sheboygan’s Coastal will host the statewide kickoff event for the whole week April 22. Millennials from across the state plan to travel to Sheboygan for the official launch of the week and to participate in the largest statewide young professional event. To learn more about the kickoff party and to view the entire line up of events, people may visit www.ypweek.com.