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Charleston Young Professionals
Where Emerging Leaders Connect

Charleston Young Professionals (CYP) was created as an arm of the Chamber to attract, retain and develop young professionals in the Charleston region. CYP is a 1000+ member-strong organization that is widely recognized as an action-oriented powerhouse of the region’s up and coming young leaders.

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Looking for a mentor-based professional development program?

Apply for Leadership Discovery

Ready to Join CYP?

CYP membership is FREE for you as long as your employer is a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Fill out the application (this will ensure that we have your name and information in our system for future CYP communication).

If you change employers and they don’t maintain a Chamber membership, you can continue membership for a very small annual fee.

If your employer is not a Chamber member, and try as you might, you’ve been unable to talk them into joining, you can still be a part of CYP for a nominal fee of $90.

Interested in speaking with someone to learn more about how this great community can benefit you? Contact us.


REV Federal Credit Union is passionate about being an active partner that works to build healthy communities!

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Networking events allow you to interact with a diverse group of business leaders and young professionals from a variety of industry sectors.

Get Involved:

  • YP 101
  • YP Connect
  • YP Kick-Off
  • CYP Cornhole Tournament
Professional Development

Professional development opportunities allow our members to build their careers and better themselves.

Get Involved:

  • YP Fuel
  • Mentor Roundtable

Serving and making an impact in our community is an important way to give back and discover what passions you have for volunteering.

Get Involved:

  • Annual “Day of Service”
  • Shem Creek Clean Up
  • Walk 4 Water

Young professionals need to have access to the information and resources that drive policy in our region and the state.

Get Involved:

  • Civic Leaders Academy
  • Mayor’s Panel

Do you have great ideas for CYP? Join the Steering Committee!

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CYP Steering Committee

Celeste O'Keefe
CYP, Leadership and Programs Coordinator
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Lauren Ellis, Chair
Charleston County Economic Development
Pat Tang, Co-Chair
Western & Southern Life
Julia Applegate
Elizabeth Coddington
REV Federal Credit Union
Joey Current
Trident United Way
McCain Kerr
First National Bank of PA
Erika LeGendre
College of Charleston - School of Business
Mario Picciotto
SC Stingrays
Emily Ross
Ross Printing
Jaimee Salone

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