Welcome to the ASCE Younger Members Group

Welcome to the official website of the Kansas City Section of ASCE Younger Member’s Group (YMG). The YMG is deeply rooted in community service events, social events, and professional development functions that benefit ASCE Members 35 and younger in the Kansas City Metro area.

We thank the continual support of the Kansas City Section board members. Without their support, we could not and would not be as influential to the Kansas City residents in our community service endeavors.

We look forward to continuing a pattern of growth for the Kansas City YMG. Kansas City YMG members are encouraged to bring a friend or coworker to the monthly meetings or to one of our numerous service projects, other social activities, and professional development opportunities. With your help, not only will our membership continue to grow, but we will be able to better serve the residents of Kansas City. With larger numbers, we will be able to reach more students in area schools, help the disadvantaged with our community service events, and provide more functions for our members.

Welcome to the Younger Member’s Group!

May Monthly Meeting and Officer Elections

Congrats to all the new 2016-2017 YMG officers elected at the May monthly meeting! And thanks to all of last year’s officer group. If you missed the meeting but are still interested in becoming more involved within the YMG, reach out to an officer!  There are always opportunities available!

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Spring YMG Highway Cleanup

May Highway Cleanup

The Kansas City Area ASCE YMG held their bi-annual highway clean up event on May 14th, 2016 from 9am-12pm. Members picked up trash on a 0.5 mile stretch of I-435 that is sponsored by ASCE. The group was able to collect more than 36 bags of trash in 2 hours of work! Keep an eye out for the next highway cleanup in the fall!

STEM Networking Night at The Well

The STEM Networking Night was a wonderful gathering of scientists, engineers, and plenty of other technologists from the entire Kansas City area. Over 80 individuals were hosted at The Well, in Waldo, from 10 different STEM-related organizations: SWE-KC, SHPE, WiSTEMM, NSBE, ASCE KC YMG, KCWit, NAWIC, WTS, JEC, & IISE. Keep an eye out next spring for this get together!

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The Kansas City Younger Member Group volunteered for the third straight year with the Unified Soccer League of Kansas. Special Olympics empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive, and respected members of society. This event was held at Harmon High School in Kansas City, KS. ASCE KC YMG provided 20 volunteers to participate as referees and scorekeepers for over 30 games played by Special Olympic Athletes and their partners. Teams ranged from middle school to high school ages. The KC YMG provided lunch drinks and lunch for all the volunteers and Special Olympics of Kansas donated t-shirts to all the volunteers for their participation. We will be looking forward to 2017!

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Harvesters Packing Day

On a windy Saturday afternoon mid-March, over 18 younger members headed to Harvester’s Community Network to volunteer their time to help those in need. Once again, Kansas City ASCE continues to partner with this organization to give back to our community. Harvesters provides food for 26 counties in the northern Missouri and Kansas regions.

This time around the KC YMG was assigned to sort through five different types of breads in the warehouse. We had some of our members boxing up cardboard boxes, with others sorting through the bread items, labelling them and finally moving them into pallets.

After we had volunteered for about two hours, those in attendance headed to Tomfooleries in the Plaza to hang out, and get some food and drinks!

Thank you to our committee chairs Andrew Robertson and Lee Ryherd for putting this together!

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