Live. Work. Play.

Meet other young pros. Make a difference in your community. See what Happy Valley has to offer.

Learn. Live. Grow.

SCYP Personal and Professional Development series teach how to meditate, do your taxes and sew a button.

Brewery & Winery Tours

Tasting Our Way Across PA: we've been all over central PA tasting the finest brews and berries from over 30 different breweries, wineries and cideries!

Making a Difference in Our Community

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"I joined the board in my first month as a SCYP member - thrown in the deep end, and I loved it! Being the SCYP Outreach Director for almost two years was a terrific way to meet other SCYP members and also to learn and appreciate the tremendous efforts of the numerous non-profit organizations in Happy Valley. It was great to organize events and watch SCYPers have fun giving back!"
Nikki Shariat (SCYP Outreach Director, 2012-2014)
Being on the SCYP Board allowed me to work creatively with people outside my day-to-day job. It was exciting to see the organization explode in so many areas, including community outreach, sports activities, overall reputation, and general popularity. Employers really like seeing that on my resume, and they often comment on the great work SCYP does. Working with the other Board members is true professional development. It's fun, challenging, and educational. Fellow Board members have been job references for me and many of them are now great friends. No matter what you're looking for: new job skills, community involvement, job experience, new friends...the SCYP Board is worth your time.
Jonathan McVerry (Marketing Director, Mar 2011 - Dec 2013)
"The SCYP Board was a collaboration of different individuals with unique talents and expertises. The creativity, uniqueness, determination of everyone helped to make the board not only fun but a great learning experience. It was a significant part of establishing myself as apart of a community, and made me realize how much I love calling Happy Valley home."
Kristen Connolly (Social Director, 2012-2014)

Our Events

Twice a year SCYP travels to breweries, sometimes stopping at wineries, distilleries and cideries. Filled with trivia and sing-a-longs, the travel is almost as fun as the destination.


We are proud to work with the YMCA to raise funds for the Back Pack Program. Winner of the highly coveted "Most Money Raised by a Group" in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015, raising over $30K since 2009.


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Our Pro Dev sessions are a great chance to network and learn exciting new skills. Local professionals present on a range of topics and offer guidance on potential career paths, ranging from tax preparation to social networking.


Our members have a diverse array of talents, and we like to share. We host sessions to teach each other fun and valuable skills like sewing, auto repair, and graphic design.


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Preservation of Mt. Nittany for future generations of lovers of the outdoors is the primary concern of the Conservancy. SCYP helps the Mountain Ambassadors maintain the nearly 9 miles of trails.

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