About Us

It’s no secret that State College is a transient town. We understand it can be difficult to socialize and feel close to the community. SCYP creates a welcoming environment for all young professionals.

Our members are typically between the ages of 22 and 45, 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.

Our Values

We have three main values at SCYP. 


No matter what brings you to the State College area, we are one community. At SCYP, we believe in being active and involved in making our community a better place. We volunteer and fundraise with a passion and energy for everyone living in Happy Valley.


Everyone’s favorite subject! Chances are you might have moved to State College for a new job or potentially graduate school (that’s work, right?) We get it. We work here, too! SCYP provides a year-round forum for young professionals to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other. No matter your profession, together we build a foundation upon which State College can build its future.


Life can’t be all work – We have some fun along! State College has an abundance of opportunities to kick back, relax, and have fun. Whether you are settling down or passing through, we may be colleagues and neighbors, but most of all, we are friends.Whether it’s on the softball field, at a happy hour, or at a fundraiser, SCYP offers events to meet new people and make new friends.

Board of Directors

SCYP is overseen by a Board of Directors. We are SCYP members who volunteer our talents for the betterment of the organization. The Board meets monthly to discuss upcoming events and current SCYP initiatives.

Steve Babb

Vice President

Patrick Baxter Secretary

Chris Daher Treasurer

Candice Bradley

Community Outreach

Jake Tomaszewski Communication

Damon Zysk Communication

Lauren Langford Membership Experience

Personal Development Vacant

Social Experience


Ted Palada

Sports & Rec

Kara Kavala Philanthropy

Philanthropy Vacant