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CTYP May Newsletter

Welcome to the early May installment in our series of bi-monthly newsletters to keep you occupied and up to date during the COVID-19 pandemic and time of social distancing.  Don't forget to check out our new resource page ( and email us suggestions to add to it at

Upcoming Events


Click the image above for our Facebook event.

Being quarantined in the house and not being able to get out and socialize has been tough. CTYP would like to invite you to join us in the Social Distancing 6k to help keep that quarantine 15 lbs away. This is a "virtual" race, which means you are able to put the miles in however and whenever you choose but try and complete before our social hour event, then send in the results. Feel free to post on social media and tag us as well! Just sign up for the race on the website ($22) and they will mail the race bib and finisher medal starting May 1st.

We will have a virtual social hour on May 15th via Zoom to celebrate and see some familiar faces.  Sign up on our Facebook page to be included.

Making a Difference

CTYP held a virtual trivia on May 1st and asked for donations to support 4-CT.  The trivia was well attended and raised $201!  Thank you to Puneet and Meredith for running the trivia and to everyone who attended and donated!

4-CT is an umbrella charity organization providing resources to community organizations helping local communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. 4-CT is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. You can donate directly on their website.

Business & Money

This article from BuisinessWorld titled "How Young Professionals Should Approach Financial Planning" provides tips for investing smart in your future.

Governor Lamont has created the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group with a tentative partial reopening beginning May 20th.  Today, the governor announced the members of the advisory group.  This link is to the press release including the list of names.

Fun At Home


With so much more home cooking going on, famous chefs are offering free cooking classes.  Conde Nast Traveler put together this list of the best free online cooking classes.

Bon appetit!


Missing time with friends and feeling bored?  Check out "The 23 Best Online Games to Play With Friends During the Coronavirus Outbreak" on Parade.

How to Help


Buy local.  CT breweries are still open for take-out.  Consider buying directly from the brewery.  For a list of breweries with locations, follow this link.

Speaking of beer, 15 CT breweries have signed on to produce All Together IPA, a beer sold as a Coronavirus relief fundraiser.  Learn more here.

Help us connect volunteers in other areas of CT with opportunities!  Email us at with lists or resources.

Join Us!

We want you to get involved with CTYP!
Partner with us for an event, join our board, or share your ideas.
Talk to any board member at one of our events, contact us on Facebook, or email us at for more information.
Sign up for our mailing list here.

Stay tuned for upcoming events, tips, and items of interest to young professionals!


Connecticut Young Professionals is a statewide organization for people between the ages of 21 and 40. We actively engage the community and are working hard to make Connecticut a better place for young professionals.

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