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YBLA YoPro Network

About our YoPro Network Program

The YoPro Network program is designed for Black professionals aged 30 and under, providing a transformative experience that fosters personal, professional, and financial development.


We combine networking, learning, investing, and fun to create a well-rounded experience shared with other like-minded Black professionals.

Program Benefits



Join a network of success-minded Black professionals!

Access to YBLA's global network of CEOs and executives

Access to YBLA's private LinkedIn group


Financial Literacy

Opportunities to sharpen your financial skills

Learning about investing in a safe environment with the YBLA Stock Market Challenge

Access to financial workshops


Service & Events

Opportunity to attend YBLA's Global Leadership Forum in Los Angeles, CA

Curated networking dinners in Charlotte, NC

Global virtual speaker series

Service and social activities

Program Schedule

December 19, 2023

Networking Social & Interest Meeting

January 11, 2024

Networking Dinner #1

March 14, 2024

Networking Dinner #2

April 2024

Virtual Speaker Series

May 16, 2024

Networking Dinner #3

July 2024

Virtual Speaker Series

August 7 - 11, 2024

Global Leadership Forum in LA

October 3, 2024

Networking Dinner #4

December 12, 2024

Networking Dinner #5

Investment Challenge

Make Investing Exciting!

Join the action as YoPros are grouped into Investment Teams

Investment teams will manage a $1,000 YBLA Portfolio

Teams will compete as they build and manage their portfolios

Learn about the stock market as you invest YBLA's portfolio

The BEST part: The team with the most gains wins!

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Global Leadership Forum

Los Angeles, CA

Connect with YoPros from across the nation

Unlock the secrets of wealth-building and investment strategies

Immerse yourself in LA's rich culture and iconic landmarks

Savor delicious networking lunches, dinners, and lively locations

Engage in small group discussions with other success-driven leaders

Make a positive impact on LA through community service

Explore LA's electrifying nightlife!

Discounted costs on hotel, flight from Charlotte, NC, breakfast, and some meals

The additional cost of the Global Leadership Forum Cost is yet to be determined.


Membership is open to past YBLA Ambassadors or those recommended by:

  • A YBLA YoPro member

  • Leadership team member

  • Board member

  • Corporate partner

Between the ages of 21 and 30 years old

Identify as a Black professional

College graduate

Committed to personal, professional and financial growth

Willing to engage with like-minded Black professionals

Available to participate in program activities, workshops, and events


How to Apply

Application Process

Applicants must be a past YBLA Ambassadors or recommended by a YBLA YoPro member, leadership team member, board member, or corporate partner.

All applicants must complete a membership application.

The YoPro membership committee reviews applications on a monthly basis.

A YBLA committee member will schedule an application interview.

Applications open on December 14, 2023.

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Membership Details

$250 - Annual membership dues

Membership dues are payable upon program acceptance and renew on your annual start date

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