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YBLA YoPro Program

About our YoPro Program

The YBLA YoPro Program is created for young Black professionals (30 and under), cultivating professional growth, wealth building, social connections, and community service.


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 BLAST Investment Challenge

Access to financial workshops


Service & Events

Opportunities to attend YBLA's Global Leadership Forum in Los Angeles, CA and international trip in 2024

Curated networking dinners in Charlotte, NC and social activites

Global virtual speaker series

Opportunity to volunteer with YBLA's progams

Program Schedule

December 19, 2023

Networking Social & Interest Meeting

January 10, 2024

Virtual Orientation

January 23, 2024

Networking Dinner #1

March 14, 2024

Networking Dinner #2

May 6, 2024

Networking Dinner #3

July 27, 2024

Summer Brunch

August 7 - 11, 2024

Global Leadership Forum in LA

October 3, 2024

Networking Dinner #4

December 12, 2024

Networking Dinner #5

BLAST 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.


Between the ages of 21 and 30 years old

Identify as a Black professional

Committed to personal, professional and financial growth

College graduate

Willing to engage with like-minded Black professionals

Available to participate in program activities, workshops, and events


How to Enroll

Enrollment Process

Open enrollment for our 2024 cohort ends Monday, January 25, 2024

All applicants must register by clicking the button below.

Join our YoPro Networking Dinner & Interest Meeting on January 23, 2024.

Membership Details

$250 - Annual membership dues

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

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