Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP), a nonprofit organization that works to connect, engage, and advance Cape Cod’s young workforce and future leaders, is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Shape Your Cape Summit, presented with generous support from Cape Cod Healthcare. The event will take place on April 5th, from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel (350 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth). Registration and a schedule of sessions is now available via the CCYP website at www.capecodyoungprofessionals.org.

The Shape Your Cape Summit is a one-day conference hosted by CCYP. The Summit features interactive workshops and panel discussions on topics ranging from career development to civic engagement and work/life balance. The event is designed to facilitate community conversation around a variety of issues that impact quality of life and career opportunity for young people living and working on Cape Cod. The Shape Your Cape Summit event was first introduced in 2016 in response to the CCYP-commissioned Shape the Cape Survey, which highlighted a number of factors that could be driving the “out-migration” of 45-and-under residents on Cape Cod. The need for career advancement opportunities topped the list.

“The goal of the Summit is to educate and empower young professionals across the Cape to thrive, both professionally and personally, and to become more invested in their community,” said Sara Kohls, Chair of CCYP’s all-volunteer Summit Planning Committee. “Ultimately, we want our young residents to feel connected and supported in their efforts to successfully live, work, and raise a family here on the Cape,” added Lauren Barker, CEO of CCYP. Headlining the event as keynote speaker will be Christine Rathbun Ernst, a writer, performer, teacher, activist, and speaker who has performed at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Christine will be speaking about her experiences on the Cape, and will share how she has crafted a career from storytelling. Admission to the event is $60 for CCYP members or $80 for non-members. Lunch-only tickets are available for $40. Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses and organizations. Learn more, register, or sign up to be an exhibitor or sponsor at www.capecodyoungprofessionals.org/summit.

About CCYP
Cape Cod Young Professionals, Inc. (CCYP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to connect, engage, and advance the next generation of Cape Cod’s workforce and community leaders. For more information about CCYP, visit www.capecodyoungprofessionals.org.