Get Involved

Joining a Chapter

Members of YGL enjoy the opportunity to build lasting relationships with other aspiring government leaders and to brainstorm about potential solutions to the significant challenges the government faces now and in the next century. YGL encourages members to get involved, make a difference, and develop their leadership potential. Concurrently, members are guaranteed to have fun, develop long lasting friendships, and make a real difference in the business of government. YGL offers training and professional development opportunities, networking, mentorship, community service, social events and corporate discounts to our members.

How to Join

Joining Young Government Leaders is an investment in your professional development. As a YGL member, you become connected to a national community of public servants. YGL offers many paths and opportunities to learn from and interact with your colleagues in ways that will help you meet your professional goals.

  1. Enroll in the National Newsletter
  2. Express interest in your Local Chapter by accessing the chapter listing (below)
  3. Contact Sofi Martinez, Chapter Management & Expansion Director at to get more information if you don’t see a chapter in your city

Click here to Enroll in the National Newsletter

Forming a Chapter

Interested in forming a Chapter of Young Government Leaders (YGL)?  Awesome! See the guidelines and requirements below.

Cities/Areas suitable for YGL Chapters have:

  • Population of federal employees that exceeds 10,000 (i.e. large pool of potential members)
  • At least one anchor agency from which to stem operations
  • At least one major university in the immediate area

Still interested?  Before you begin, please contact Kevin Richman, YGL National Board’s Chief Relationship Officer, at to discuss your ideas.



"I joined Young Government Leaders New York City Chapter because I was looking for networking and development opportunities. I was a new government employee with the General Services Administration after serving in Ukraine for the American Peace Corps. I was presented with the challenge of being the youngest person in my respective organization with a very small network to build and rely upon.

I quickly found success with Young Government Leaders; their positive and welcoming environment allowed me to become the Chief Administrative Officer on their executive board within my first year with the Government.

Besides the networking and professional development opportunities that helped jumpstart my career, the opportunity to give back to my community drove me to become a better person. Last year we raised money for the New York City AIDs Walk while volunteering for riverside cleanups and helping special needs children learn to swim with an organization called Kids Enjoy Exercise. Now I am a regular volunteer with the organization on my own and I have YGL NYC to thank for providing me that opportunity.”

Chapters Listing

Chapter websites are currently under construction. Please contact chapters directly via the corresponding email addresses provided below.