Young Professionals Empowered

Young Professionals Empowered (YPE) is our professional development program for youth and young adults ages 14-24. YPE is committed to guiding youth to pursue their interests and find purpose; empower themselves to know their worth, self-advocate, and make positive career decisions; and cultivate work-relevant skills, knowledge, and opportunities.


The YPE program combines dynamic classroom style learning with applied work-based learning for a well-rounded experience. Over a span of 20 weeks, participants will spend at least 3 hours a week participating in this program. Each week, they will attend a professional development and career exploration workshop as well as engage in a work-based learning experience, either as an intern at the CES or as an entrepreneur creating their own business.

We are no longer enrolling for this current cohort. We will begin enrolling again in June for a new cohort beginning in July.

Reach out to Emma at to learn more and receive an enrollment packet.