Young Professionals Group

Welcome! We are excited about your interest in joining the Sunshine School & Development Center's Young Professionals Group.

Membership Information 

  • Provides young professionals with the opportunity to learn about Sunshine School and be involved without a large time commitment

  • No yearly dues 

  • Potential to serve on the Young Professionals Board

  • Unlimited opportunities to volunteer and make connections 

Yearly Events

& Programs 

  • Sunshine Gala, Art Show and Power of Inclusion Luncheon 

  • Networking Happy Hours 

  • Volunteer Days 

  • Donation Drives 

  • Cookies with Santa 

  • Children's Health and Wellness Fair 

  • Back to School Dinner 


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The Young Professionals Board manages the activities, communication, and involvement of the YPG membership, emphasizing leadership and activism within the Northwest Arkansas community.  The YPG Board sets and revises policies, duties, and responsibilities, and ensures the alignment of the Sunshine School mission vision and values at all levels.

2019-2020 Young Professionals Board 

Taylor Stevens, Tribe Family Chiropractic

Brad Bedwell, Walmart

Julia Davis, Walmart

Megan Roughton, Mars Wrigley


The Young Professionals Board meets quarterly.

President: Sean Grady, Walmart

Vice President: Ashton Batten, Mars Wrigley

Treasurer: Kyle Cauthon, Acosta

Volunteer Chair: Elizabeth Hernandez, Mercy

Volunteer Chair: Daylan Skidmore, Walmart

Membership Chair: Amy Koch

Membership Chair: Kaitlin Thornton, Walmart