Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of events do you have?
Our efforts focus on connecting people to each other and engaging the community through civic, recreational, charitable and professional developmental opportunities.

Do I have to pay to be a member of HYP?
No. There are no membership costs. Some events do have a cost associated with them. Please confirm costs prior to attending.

One of our Special Interest events: Dodgeball at Retro Winter Games

Who can attend?
Our events are geared towards young professionals aged 21-40 that live in the Huntsville/ Madison community that support a variety of professions. 

I'm new in town. Can I come to your events by myself?
Absolutely!  Don't be intimidated. HYP is all about meeting connecting people to each other and to the community. Our events are a great way to meet new people. We have board members at every event who will make sure that you feel welcome— even the introverted ones will try to say “hi”. 

Who exactly is a "member" of HYP?

We do not members. We have “participants” who attend HYP events. Participants do not represent the views or opinions of HYP. We do have volunteer-led Board of Directors (BoD). At least once a year, recruitment is held to attract new Board members

How much do your events cost?
Each event is different. Most are free. Some have a minimal cost to cover expenses. Our event listings breakdown the date, time, location, costs, items you need to bring, and a short description. If you have questions about an event, email info@huntsvilleyp.com .

Can you help me find a job?
HYP is not an employment agency and does not advertise job openings except in some occasions for our Sponsors.

We are a local business. Can you help us find employees?
HYP hosts numerous events which are attended by several young professionals who may be your target audience. 

How do I get more involved?
Along with attending our events, you could consider joining a committee with HYP by dropping us an email at info@huntsvilleyp.com or talking with a Board member.

How do you choose new Board members?
Interested applicants may apply to be on the HYP Board of Directors during open recruitment that occurs in March. Selected applicants may then be invited to interview. After the interview, some applicants may be invited to join the Board as a “New Recruit”.  To learn more about the expectations of serving on the Board, review the mission statement and by-laws

How do you choose locations for your events?
Locations are sometimes chosen based on logistics, but many times just by the initiative of the Board member planning the event. Have an idea?  We LOVE to get ideas and feedback from the people that attend our events. Send an email to info@huntsvilleyp.com

If HYP doesn't have membership dues, how does it cover operation fees?
HYP is a non-profit organization that is managed by a volunteer board of YPs with no paid staff. Usually once a year, we host one large fundraiser that raises all of our funding for the entire year. Along with using funds to support and supplement events, funds are used to cover organizational costs such as insurance, maintaining the website, maintaining an email distribution list, and other critical operating costs.

We are always looking for potential business partners wishing to sponsor an event. Email info@huntsvilleyp.com if you are interested.
 

Is there a way to advertise an event that I'm planning to HYP's members?
Yes! Submit your event and we will get back to you via email.

How can I get involved in planning and scheduling HYP events?
Most of our events are planned and executed by HYP’s Board of Directors. If you have an event idea, please contact us at info@huntsvilleyp.com We try to offer a variety of events, and we like to host them at different locations and times so that we can reach as many YPs as possible.

Is there an age limit to participate in events?
It all depends on the event. Check the details of the event you would like to attend. All of our recreational events are 18+ and require a waiver unless otherwise noted.

Have a question not listed here? Let us know! Submit your HYP Question.