We are Richland Young Professionals and we are purposefully different.

Who Is Eligible to Join?

Hmm…typically when we think of a young professional, we think of someone between the ages of 18 and 40.

How Much Does It Cost?

Membership to Richland Young Professionals is free to everyone that qualifies to be a member. We certainly appreciate the support of our sponsors who make our programs possible.

How Is RYP Different?

We are an organization of young professionals that seeks to enhance and contribute to the prosperity of the Richland County area. We accomplish this by providing unique opportunities for professional development and networking through educational and social programming.

What’s In It For Me?

You’ll receive exclusive access to RYP events, access to a diverse pool of young professionals and community leaders, opportunities to volunteer and improve your leadership and professional skills, and more! Membership in RYP will help you enhance your career, your community, and your commitment to making Richland County a great place to live. You’ll develop new skills, meet new people, and try new things. Most of all, you’ll have fun doing it!

What Type of Events Should I Expect?

We have an event for everyone. Whether you are looking to become more involved in community non-profits or looking at ways to grow professionally we have you covered.

Community Engagement Events

Are you looking for ways to connect with your community or a new fun way to volunteer? Community engagement events are designed to foster opportunities for our members to become more involved in community non-profits and to guide our members into future leadership roles in these organizations. Additionally the committee seeks to facilitate family or community related social events and volunteer initiatives aimed at strengthening ties to the community we serve.

Social Development Events

Are you looking for fun and exciting ways to connect with other young professionals?

Social development events are meant to be fun and refreshing, but more importantly they are meant to allow our members to meet new people and develop deep lastly relationship. An event might take place in downtown Bellville at a new business or before a comedy show at the Ren.

Professional Development Events

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional skills or dust off your resume?

Professional development events are focused on ways to expand the skills you use each day while at work. Through a series of lunch and learns, networking, and business tour events members are exposed to local speakers and presenters who offer advice on how to self-develop.

Can Non-Members Attend Events?

Yep! But, we encourage membership so you can stay informed about the next awesome event we are planning.

How Can You Connect with RYP?

You can connect with us via Facebook and Instagram, email us, or sign up for RYP emails!

Get Involved

Join us in shaping the Richland County of tomorrow
as we connect, collaborate and thrive.

Join RYP