Professional Lunch

Create a Personal Relationship With a Community Leader

The Power Lunch series takes place once a month for four months in summer. Small groups of 4-5 participants have the unique opportunity to meet with one community leader for lunch. This personal interaction provides community leaders with an opportunity to candidly share experiences, while participants are able to ask questions. By meeting with the same group for four months, each group has an opportunity to build lasting relationships with the leaders in the community. The schedule will be released when applications open.


  • Learn from a diverse group of community leaders
  • Network with young professionals in a variety of fields


  • $100 for non-YLNI members and $75 for current YLNI members

Who should apply?

  • Members and Non-members of YLNI
  • Emerging leaders and professionals
  • Potential leaders in corporate, nonprofit, education and health care
  • Community volunteers

This year’s Power Lunch Community Leaders

  • Will be announced in April when applications open
  • Connect with us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to see when applications open up
  • Community leaders interested in being part of the Power Lunch series should email for more information.

Application Details

  • Applications open in April
  • Connect with us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to see when applications open up
  • Submit your Application today! (link only active when applications are open)


  • Email
"As a former participant in the power lunch program, I highly recommend this to anyone interested! This format is great for the emerging leaders to learn from and build new relationships that they may not have a chance otherwise. These programs also seem to benefit community leaders and provide a chance to engage with a younger demographic and share helpful insights. We found that organic relationships formed well after the lunch series ended, and we continue to stay in touch today."

- Former Power Lunch Participant, 2015