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.
Young professional mentees are connected with an accomplished professional from a broad array of commercial, nonprofit and government backgrounds. Mentors 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.
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 members, have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, and be under the age of 40.
Scholarships will be available in May 2020. To learn more about AMP’D and its functions, please contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com/ampd.
I admit I was initially skeptical about joining AMP’D. It was completely out of my comfort zone, but it seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up. A year after I joined, I had the opportunity to join the Board of Directors. I enjoy serving on Team Attract. I enjoy the engagement with team members, working with and learning from them, and involvement in community events. Through various events, I have developed my networking skills, made meaningful community connections, and gained experience in social media, marketing and event planning, among other skills. I’m beyond grateful to the Chamber for providing such an interactive and immersive program like AMP’D for young professional growth! Major key alert!
The Top Ten Young Professionals of 2019 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.
Congratulations to the Top 10 Young Professionals of 2019!
Whitney Constien, Douglas County Chamber
Mark DeNyse, DeNyse Companies
Emily Lightner, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville and Douglas County
Nadia Faucette, GreyStone Power Corporation
Laura Mullins, HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Meitra Perry, Douglas County Schools
Jordan Phillips, Chick-fil-A Arbor Place Mall
Jennifer Rogers, Extreme Images, LLC
Aaron Szarowicz, City of Douglasville
Andre Weaver, Douglas County Schools
Attract forward minded young professionals that want to professionally grow in their community and career.
Team ATTRACT members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of programs and events through marketing collateral, communication efforts, local partnerships, and recruiting new members for AMP’D.
Develop, enable and educate Douglas County’s next generation of leaders.
Team EDUCATE members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of professional development opportunities, scholarship programs, young professional award recognition, and industry visits.
Create an environment where young professionals can meet, network, partner and unite.
Team UNITE members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of networking opportunities, the annual Cornhole Tournament, Politics Power Breakfast, and the Tacky Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl.
Encourage and empower young professionals to make a difference by serving the professional, civic and philanthropic aspects of Douglas County.
Team SERVE members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of quarterly community service opportunities, Principal 4 a Day and Teacher 4 a Day programming, and youth mentor programs.
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