CCYP’s MENTOR MONDAY PROGRAM Next topic: The Brand of YOU on March 16th

March 11 2015

BARNSTABLE, MA – March 11, 2015 – CCYP has announced the Mentor Monday series as part of the Career Connect Mentor Exchange.  Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board is the Presenting Sponsor for the Mentor Mondays.  The topic of this month’s career development event is “The Brand of YOU: Promoting Yourself Effectively.”  The speaker is Mark Magnacca, small business marketing expert and author of The Product is You.  Mark will facilitate a simple, powerful exercise designed to help you answer the, “What do you do?” question is a way that’s clear and compelling.

This month’s Mentor Monday is scheduled for March 16, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Alberto’s Restaurant in Hyannis, and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is the Evening Sponsor for this event.

The goal of the CCYP Career Connect Mentor Exchange is to expand career development for the young professional demographic on Cape Cod in order to retain this important segment of our population that is the source of future growth and opportunity.  Mentor Exchange addresses concerns of young professionals seeking the advice and guidance from experienced leaders in the Cape Cod business community.

“Mentor Monday is an exciting new program that is, in essence, speed mentoring,” said Anne Van Vleck, executive director, CCYP. “There’s a different topic every month and each event features dinner and a presentation, followed by small group discussions led by mentors. Mentor Monday is a pillar of the Mentor Exchange to help young professionals start or advance their careers or businesses.”

Through mentoring, young professionals receive help to clarify goals, add skills, build networks, find resources, and add value to organizations and the community.

The schedule and topics for upcoming Mentor Mondays include:

April 13, 2015 -- Effective network building; Connecting comfortably online and in person

May 18, 2015 -- Managing others: what’s your best leadership style?Mentor Mondays are open to the public with a small fee of $10 for dinner.  Online registration is required (there is no charge for those enrolled in the Mentor Exchange as a Mentor or Mentee).  CCYP’s Mentor Exchange has been created through the generous support of The Innovation Institute of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and in partnership with the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Listening 2 Leaders.

CCYP was founded in November 2005 with the idea that Cape Cod could benefit from an organization of young people dedicated to the betterment of the region. Today CCYP is the only organization of its kind serving the region. For more information about CCYP, visit