About/ One of us. One of us.


The State College Young Professionals (SCYP) strive to enhance the community by providing an opportunity for professionals to network, volunteer, socialize, and have fun. We work from the ground up by promoting local businesses and organizations, and volunteering our services to make Happy Valley a great place to live, work, and play.


Our members are typically between the ages of 22 and 40, but we do not have an age requirement. If you are young at heart and have a passion for our area, you're welcome...no encouraged...to join.

It's no secret that State College is a transient town. It can be difficult to socialize and feel close to the community. SCYP creates a welcoming environment for all young professionals. We're here to help. Join us at our next event and learn what we're all about.


SCYP provides a year-round forum for young professionals to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other. We are business owners, lawyers, post docs, teachers, journalists, and more. Together we build a foundation for State College to build its future on.


Our biggest impact on the community comes through our Outreach initiative, which provides opportunities for our members to contribute to the area's greater good. We volunteer. We fund raise. We contribute with a passion and energy for Happy Valley.


We may be colleagues and neighbors, but most of all, we are friends. Giving young professionals a place to meet each other is why SCYP exists. Whether it's on the softball field, at a happy hour, or at a fundraiser, we all participate in SCYP to meet new people and make new friends.


Fun is a very important value to the group. We make a difference with smiles on our faces and enjoy everything this great region has to offer. Whether you are settling down or passing through, we want State College to be a special part in your life.

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