The Association of YMCA Professionals connects, inspires, and empowers Y leaders to achieve personal excellence to support the movement. AYP is an indispensable part of a successful YMCA career.
Your Personal Network, Your YMCA Career.
The Association of YMCA Professionals is a unique organization, dedicated exclusively to the well-being and development of YMCA staff. Because of the many opportunities for growth and colleague interaction afforded its members, AYP can and should be one of your primary networks in your Y career. We hope you will become or continue to be a part of our growing family.
Chapters: The strength of AYP and its primary operating units. They are geographically organized throughout the country to provide a meaningful “grass roots” experience. Through a series of planned meetings, special events and projects, chapters provide the best opportunity for an individual’s ongoing involvement with AYP, your YMCA Career and fellowship with other colleagues in a non-work setting. Currently, there are 36 chapters.
National Board: The National Board of Directors is the corporate board for the association. Consisting of 30-35 members, it determines policies, establishes goals, appropriates and allocates funds, and conducts its work in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws. AYP programs and services are managed through the Board’s standing committees: Chapter Services, Finance, Leadership Development and Communications, Member Services, Support Services. In addition to the National Officers and Members-at-Large, AYP’s board also has two elected representatives from each of the seven regions.
Regions: Chapters are grouped into 7 geographic regions (Northeast, Mideast, Southeast, Great Lakes, North Central, South Central and Pacific). Each has elected regional officers that coordinate AYP programs, member services and support to chapters.