It’s time to emerge.


If you are already a part of the Manhattan Young Professionals organization, we are glad to have you with us as we make changes and launch new opportunities. If you are new to our organization, we hope you will connect with one or all of our new programs! Joining an organization like this can be intimidating at first. However, it is Hype’s mission to help young professionals emerge into their community and meet new people along the way, all while having fun! 

Tara Grubb and Grace Stanfield chose to spearhead the social efforts of Hype, not only due to their careers as event planners but because Manhattan YPs provided environments for both of them to meet new people and make friends when they needed it.

When Tara moved to Manhattan over eight years ago, she got involved with YP after attending a Business After Hours. She wanted a better opportunity to meet people her own age as well as make business connections. She felt like it was a fast track to meeting a lot of people in one setting, and it allowed her to form friendships and network.

Grace grew up in Manhattan, and when the time came to transition from her college life into adulthood, the Manhattan YPs provided Grace with an opportunity to simply make new friends who were in the same season of life. In addition to the opportunities to network, Grace always looks forward to Hooray Thursday each month as a time to get together with others and catch up on life.

Hype’s new programming, which was heavily informed by feedback from YPs, will provide YPs with many great opportunities like networking, professional development, philanthropic activities and more, while also allowing YPs the opportunity to simply make new friends. From tailgating to axe throwing, the fun, family-friendly lineup for 2020 is exciting, and we hope to see you all there! 

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