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Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas

Attracting emerging professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County.

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Attract forward minded young professionals that want to professionally grow in their community and career.


Develop, enable and educate Douglas County’s next generation of leaders.


To encourage and empower young professionals to make a difference by serving the professional, civic and philanthropic aspects of Douglas County.


Create an environment where young professionals can meet, network, partner and unite.

NextGen Mentoring Program

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Download the 2018 NextGen Mentoring Program Application HERE

Download the NextGen Mentoring Program Handbook HERE

The NextGen Mentoring Program is a cornerstone of AMP’D and its mission of attracting emerging  professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County. AMP’D began in 2007 as the Young Professionals Connection, and was rebranded as AMP’D in 2018. 

As a young professional mentee, you will be connected with an accomplished professional from a broad array of commercial, nonprofit and government backgrounds. As a mentor, you will help shape a young professional’s future by sharing your knowledge and providing a firsthand glimpse of life and work in Douglasville and Douglas County. At the conclusion of the program, mentors and mentees often find that the learning has been mutual and that the relationship has grown in ways not foreseen at the start.

In order to establish a successful relationship, mentors and mentees need to be:

  • Willing to be responsible for their own growth and development.
  • Receptive to giving/receiving feedback and coaching.
  • Active in seeking challenging assignments and responsibility.
  • Able to learn from mistakes.
  • Proactive.
  • Aware.
  • Goal-oriented.
  • Open and honest with each other.


Top Ten Young Professionals

Top 10 YPThe Top Ten Young Professionals of 2018 is a recognition presented by the DC Chamber’s Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas (AMP’D). Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas is a program of the Douglas County Chamber Foundation. The mission of AMP’D is attracting emerging professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County.

Download the Top 10 Young Professionals Application HERE

Top Ten Young Professionals of 2018 Nominees must meet each of the following criteria:

  • The individual is a young professional who demonstrates excellence, leadership, creativity and initiative in her/his business or profession.
  • The individual provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • The individual must be affiliated with a DC Chamber member business or organization.
  • The young professional must be between the ages of 21 and 40 years old as of the submission deadline: Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
  • The individual does NOT have to be a member of Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas (AMP’D).
  • Past Top Ten Young Professional winners may apply if the age requirement is met. However, individuals are not eligible to receive consecutive awards (i.e. if you were a TTYP in 2017, you are not eligible).

For more information, please contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022.

Continuing Education Scholarship

DSC_0026The Douglas County Chamber Foundation’s Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas (AMP’D) Program is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Continuing Education Scholarship. AMP’D offers multiple scholarships totaling $1,500 to young professionals ages 21-40. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals who embody the mission of AMP’D: attracting emerging professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County.

The AMP’D Continuing Education Scholarships are designed for modern professionals from Chamber Member businesses or organizations seeking to continue their education on any level; whether pursuing a college degree, technical certification, or attending a professional development conference. Applicants must be employed by a Douglas County Chamber Member, have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, and be under the age of 40 by June 15, 2018.

“The education and professional development of young professionals is essential asset to a successful and thriving workforce.,” commented Chamber President and CEO, Sara Ray.  AMP’D holds fundraisers throughout the year to ensure that these opportunities continue to be available, and we are thrilled to support them.”

Applications are available online at www.douglascountygeorgia.com, and are due June 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about AMP’D, please contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022.

Interested in Becoming Involved in AMP'D?

Download the AMP’D Interest Form Here
Please submit your interest form to info@douglascountygeorgia.com

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