In addition to creating activewear for women of all shapes and
sizes and representing minority groups, YPG also believes it is our social responsibility to address the following systemic issues:
1. We strive to create experiences and provide exposure to entrepreneurship for high school and early college students. We have seen first hand the difference individuals have in their career and work experiences based on their socioeconomic class. As the company grows, we are creating leaders and will aid in accelerating their growth as young professionals.
2. We want to create high quality products at an affordable rate that majority of people have access to. The retail value of our leggings ($65 - $75) are meant to represent the national average pay discrepancy compared to men (for every $1 a male earns, women earn $0.79). We price them below this average as a way to gain awareness on the inequality that still exists for women in this country.
3. Black entrepreneurs only make up 1% of the United States total population. It is our duty to create more.
In the words of Henry Ford, "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."
We partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Kansas City to offer accredited college internships and host high school student interns. E-commerce is one of the fastest growing industries and YPG is expanding on a daily basis. Students receive real world experience through business decision making and identifying how it impacts our business.
We have hosted interns in the following focuses:
- UX/UI Design
- Social Media
- Photography / Videography
- Business Relationships
- Software Engineering
Our unique internship experience allows our interns to remain remotely located - promoting accountability and effective communication. If you are a student (High School or College) looking for a summer internship, contact us! Please send your resume along with a brief summary of what you are hoping to gain from working with YPG to email@example.com.