A community presentation of Young Christian Professionals (YCP), a new program to the Ashland community, will be held Thursday April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Ashland. YCP is a 12-week character-building course and system of challenges for young men ages 18 to 27. Refreshments will be provided.

YCP provides an opportunity for an environment where young men can come together in an activity and discussion-based setting to talk about topics that are relevant to them currently. A series of Bible-based lessons and challenges in the curriculum are designed to build integrity, confidence, professionalism and spiritual discipline.

The goal of the program is to take a stand against crime, drugs and poverty in the community by reaching the young men of an independent, entrepreneurial generation, as well as meeting the needs of our community. This will be done through fostering young entrepreneur’s skills through biblical character development, executive etiquette and personal training from Christian professionals.

The program kickoff for participants is scheduled for May 4, at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Real Life Center at Grace Brethren Church on Main Street in Ashland.

YCP is sponsored by the Transformation Network. For more information, contact Stanley Frankart or Bob Buford at 419-207-1188.