10th Annual College Survival 101!

Yesterday, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) celebrated the 10th anniversary of it’s annual College Survival 101 program. A program created to provide resources to 9-12th graders about how to get ready for college and how to succeed once there. We provide workshops with topics in the following areas: setting academic goals, finding money for college, social activities in college, how to mange your time in college, and other various topics. Of all the programs within YPN this is my favorite. The impact we make in the lives of these students is awesome and every year the committee that works to bring the event together does it bigger and better! I am proud of the work they did this year!

This year our theme was “Stomp The Yard: Step Into Your Future“. We had approximately 50 students and 6 parents in attendance. We gave away 10 care packages to 10 deserving Seniors. The care packages were filled with essentials to survive their first year in college…a show caddy, slippers, snacks, personal hygiene items, a planner and much more. We were also able to give away two $500 book scholarships! Now isn’t that just awesome?! This program is every year, so if you know of any high school students in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area that can benefit please feel free to share our website: http://www.nvulypn.org/cs101/. 

I took a couple of photos from event so enjoy! 🙂

Scholarship Winners


Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity showcasing how they ‘Stomp The Yard’ 


One of our guest sparkers who spoke on College Life and Activities


Me rocking our College Survival Shirt


The College Survival 101 Committee



~Mzz Nette


Oh How I ❤ My YPN Family!!

Have you ever felt so strong about something you can’t contain how you feel? Well when I say I love my YPN family I really mean it! The Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network has changed my life forever! Serving as the Director of Community Service for the last two years has taught me the true meaning of leadership, service, friendship and much more! My term comes to an end on June 30th of this year and I can honestly say I won’t know what to do with myself when that day comes!

This past weekend we had our annual Black Opal Fundraising Gala! We danced all night & it was well worth my poor little toes being sore for a day! Below is a great photo taken by CMediaUSA of the 2013-2014 Executive Board! We work hard and we play even harder! Want to know more about this awesome organization? Check out our website: http://www.nvulypn.org!