The Young & Powerful Group Announces Six Celebratory Inauguration Events Including Black Tie Gala

The organization raised more than $250,000 during the 2008 and 2012 election campaigns - firmly demonstrating young America’s undeniable political power.

December 12, 2012, CHICAGO, IL – The Young & Powerful Group (YPG) announces a series of six unprecedented events hosted during the official Inauguration weekend January 18-21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. in celebration of President Barack Obama’s second term.  Appropriately titled BELIEVE, YPG has assembled a collection of celebratory events to honor the pivotal role that young Americans played in re-electing the President. Starting with a kick-off reception and culminating with a black tie gala on Inauguration day, YPG invites emerging leaders, young innovators, politicos, national organizations, and community leaders to partake in this momentous occasion.

“We are incredibly proud of the monumental energy that young people exerted as part of the political process,” says Jarvis Houston, Co-founder of The Young & Powerful Group.  “Since the inception of The Young & Powerful Group, budding leaders from across the country have dedicated tremendous effort towards electing a president who advocates for all Americans. The festivities planned for the Inauguration present a phenomenal opportunity to unite in celebration of this unforgettable moment in our nation’s history.”     

A national grassroots campaign of the Young & Powerful Political Action Committee, Young & Powerful for Obama embarked on a multi-city circuit that resulted in more than 25 fundraising receptions across the country in cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Charlotte raising more than $250,000 during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns.  The organization also fueled massive volunteer efforts through Get Out to Vote (GOTV) initiatives with bus trips to key battleground states.

“The culmination of YPO’s dreams, energy, and determination commence on January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. on the steps of the Capitol where President Obama will be sworn in for a second term,” shares Felix Sorgho, Co-founder of The Young & Powerful Group.  “The celebrations will unite all of our cities, supporters, and partners who will undoubtedly continue to work together to lead our nation into its next chapter of greatness.”

The Young & Powerful Group is accepting credentialed requests, keynote speakers, and strategic partners and have officially released tickets to be purchased at Events will be led by an Executive Committee and Host Committee members consisting of supporters and emerging leaders around the country.

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BELIEVE Schedule of Events:

UNITE | Kick-Off Reception
Friday, January 18, 2013 from 7PM - 11PM
Tabaq Bistro at 1336 U Street NW

ACTION | Roundtable Political Forum
Saturday, January 19, 2013

CAPTIVATE | Variety & Comedy Show
Saturday, January 19, 2013

FORWARD | Emerging Leaders Brunch
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:00AM
L’enfant Plaza Hotel at 480 L’enfant Plaza SW

ENCHANT | Semi-Formal Event
Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 7PM - 11PM

DREAM |Black Tie Gala & Rising Stars Award Ceremony
Marks the President’s Inaugural swearing in on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 8PM
O Street Mansion at 2020 O Street NW

About Young & Powerful:

Started by a group of politically engaged emerging leaders in their of 20’s and 30’s, The Young & Powerful Group played an incredible role in President Barack Obama’s historical bid for presidency.  A generation of young professionals from more than 15 cities seized ownership and collectively raised over $250,000 towards the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. The organization will continue to use this same energy as a professional development, community building, and political engagement tool to set a new standard in mobilizing emerging leaders to effectuate change.


Media Contact:
Fabiola Fleuranvil
The Young & Powerful Group
P: (305) 741-0378