In 2016, we launched the Young Professional Society (YPS) at Covenant House Michigan, based on successful models from other Covenant House sites. The YPS recruits young, energetic professionals (ages 22 – 40) who have a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of homeless youth. Since its inception, YPS members have raised close to $200,000 for CHM.
The Young Professional Society includes an associate board system and structure for managing young professional involvement at CHM with an end in mind to engage and support an environment that promotes current and long-term investment in our work to end youth homelessness.
Members of the YPS receive meaningful professional development, leadership and networking opportunities via fundraising and advocacy efforts to further increase the impact that CHM has on homeless youth.
Membership expectations include participating in the annual Sleep Out: Young Professional Edition, attending quarterly planning meetings and engaging in on-campus service activities with our residents. Additionally, as Covenant House Michigan continues to serve our youth in the safest, most effective way possible, YPS members complete volunteer trainings as required. These trainings are web-based and self-guided for your convenience.
The YPS is currently accepting membership applications. To learn more about upcoming meetings or events, contact email@example.com or 313.463.2010