Thank you for your interest in starting a chapter in your community!

This guide will give you the tools and step-by-step instructions to help you build your chapter, as well as an overview of the resources that YNPN National offers.

If you have not already, please speak with a member of the YNPN national staff before starting to work through this guide. You can reach out to Network Engagement Associate Jeff Key at


  • Aware of YNPN history and context [Module 1]
  • Understand relationship and affiliation structure between National and Local Chapters  [Module 1]
  • Understand the steps to becoming a start-up chapter [Module 2]
  • Aware of different resources and technical assistance that are available for start-up chapters [Module 3]
  • Feel ready and empowered to build a chapter [Module 3]


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