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BULYP celebrates 10 years.

Kamonte Kelly, president of the BULYP (right) with Ashley Newton, advocacy chairperson for the group.


The Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals (BULYP) is dedicated to their community, and has been for 10 years.

Being involved in their community is their number one priority. Over the years, their community impact programs consist of youth career and economic seminars, national day of service and an annual awards gala to honor young professionals in Birmingham.

Their 10 year anniversary will be celebrated this weekend.

“We’re going to have a YP Weekend,” BULYP President Kamonte Kelly said.

Starting today at 5:30 p.m., the Leadership Summit will be the kickoff for the weekend at the Sheraton-Westin Complex. The summit will assist in career development, and networking with “top recruiters” to help land your dream job.

“A lot of our members want to develop in their careers,” Kelly said. “A lot of people want to know, ‘What do I need to do to get to that next level?’ Whatever their level is professionally,”

At 7 p.m., they will have the City Wide Icebreaker by the Westin Poolside. Network alongside Birmingham professionals with music and food all under the Birmingham stars until 10 p.m.

Friday, June 9 continues with fun and entertainment at YP Live. Three DJ’s will be mixing live all night. Battle of the DJs will be in the Forum Building (Medical Forum) Rooms G,H, & I from 7pm-Midnight. The competition will feature 2 DJs from 95.7 Jamz (Empire DJs)and 1 DJ from Hot 107.7 (DJ Chocolate) to see who is the King or Queen on the 1’s and 2’s.

Serving the community is the ultimate goal for YP Nation. Saturday, June 11 starting at 10 a.m. to Noon begins the community service project. Following community service, the Summer Love-Day Party starts at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.; hang out at the Uptown District in your favorite sundress, sandals and shades.

Sunday, June 9 concludes the weekend YP Nation style: Grill and Chill Community Cookout. Invite your family for food, kickball, dominoes, spades and an overall good time with the new connections from the week. “It is family-friendly,” Kelly said. “It’s to conclude the hard work we’ve done for the first part of the year.” The fun begins at 2 p.m.-6 p.m.at Crestwood Park.

This weekend is filled with celebration of dedicated community service and leadership of our young professionals in Birmingham. The sessions will cater to people in all points of their career. They will be broken into groups focused specifically toward a person’s current career path. “The Young Professionals range from 21-45 years old, so in that gap there is a lot of personal growth, mental growth and definitely career growth.” Kelly said. To purchase tickets or for more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yp-weekend-2016-tickets-25758249618#tickets or www.bulyp.org


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