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We have Something for Everyone

Our goal is to provide meaningful opportunities for Baton Rouge young professionals to make a difference in our community, while also developing key leadership skills to excel in their careers and other professional and personal pursuits. Check out our programs and committees below. If you want to learn more about a specific initiative, contact our VP of Membership at membership@forum225.org
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Programs & Initiatives

Leadership

Level up your leadership with Forum 225’s various leadership meetings and programs featuring local community leaders, business owners, and government officials.
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Barton Leadership Program

Forum 225’s premier leadership training program that enables class members to develop their leadership skills while promoting community involvement and volunteerism in Baton Rouge.
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Leadership Hour

Leadership Hour comprises quarterly, hour-long training sessions focused on teaching and strengthening leadership qualities in young professionals.
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Forum Friday

Enjoy a monthly lunch discussion with a local speaker addressing issues specifically targeted to the needs and concerns of Baton Rouge-area young professionals and leaders.
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Committee and Board Service

Volunteering in an elevated capacity as a Board Member or Committee Chair can help you level up as a leader. Email the President-Elect at presidentelect@forum225.org to find out about open positions and the nomination cycle
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Service

Forum 225 fosters long standing partnerships to give members opportunities to volunteer with beloved local organizations.
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Service Committee

The Service Committee coordinates all of Forum 225’s service activities, from reviewing partnership proposals, selecting volunteer opportunities, and coordinating volunteers.
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Public Education Project (PEP)

Each school year, Forum 225 partners with one traditional public or charter school to support enhancements to the school environment and provide resources and opportunities for students.
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Networking

Build your network by creating personal and professional contacts at Forum 225’s various networking events.
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Uncorked

At our tri-annual Uncorked, couple your love for wine, passion for a good cause and desire to mix and mingle with like-minded people in a fun, casual social setting.
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Member Socials

Check out hot spots around town, grab a drink and network with other young professionals at Forum 225’s regular social events.
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Advocacy

Help Forum 225 champion important community issues affecting Baton Rouge and its young professionals through its advocacy initiatives.
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Civic Commitee

The Civic Committee champions Forum 225’s Young Professional Policy Platform, promoting policy areas that our members have identified as areas that will increase quality of life in Baton Rouge.
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Policy Platform

Forum 225 issued a platform of policy topics that is important to young professionals across the Baton Rouge area. We believe these policy areas will increase quality of life and better position Baton Rouge to attract diverse young professional talent.
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Membership

Join Forum 225

Student Membership

$35

per year

  • Access to events, trainings, and service projects
  • Reduced price for current students

Standard Membership

$75

per year

  • Access to events, trainings, and service projects
  • Leadership opportunities

Business Sponsor

$500 - $2500

per year

  • Membership for 5 - 10 team members
  • Listing on website
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staff@forum225.org