YPN Membership

Who We Are?

YPN represents people of different backgrounds, professions and expertise.  Many are Real Life Game graduates, young professionals, volunteers, and entrepreneurs who share a common desire to provide outcome based financial education to Texas high school students.

Being part of the YPN will give you the opportunity to network, develop new relations and play a significant role with the organization.


The YPN supports the mission of Financial Mentors of America (FMA) to provide outcome-based financial, post-secondary education and career planning curriculum to teens with the objective of achieving social and economic change.

FMA has different committees, chaired by board members, to support our mission. As a YPN member, you select a committee that matches your interests, skills and career objectives.  Join us to help make a difference.

  • Volunteer Coordination – Nibal Markus, MA
  • Board Recruiting, Law, and Governance – Tom Kajander, JD
  • Development and Marketing– James Brown, Realtor and Community Supporter
  • Accounting and Donor Records – Ken Decker, CPA-PFS, CFP
  • Academic Outreach – Dr. Robert Ford
  • Business Outreach – Mark Proegler, ME
  • Community Outreach – Teresa Pedroza
  • Technology, Website, Learning Management System – Naren Salem, – FMA CIO

YPN Structure

YPN has 3 officers – Verena Conklin, Alexandra Rincon and Jandro Riveron. Officers coordinate with the FMA Board and engage and orient new members.

Membership Benefits

  • Professional networking and social events
  • Community involvement
  • Volunteer hour certification
  • Mentor and career growth opportunities
  • Be included on our website
  • Social media recognition
  • And much more!

Requirements of YPN Membership

  • Our members are under age 40. If you are older than age 40, please contact Nibal Markus and we will get you involved too!
  • Complete the YPN membership form attached
  • Pay 2016 annual dues of $25
  • Have fun and be open to networking in your personal and professional life
  • Choose a project that you are passionate about and make a difference

Application Form

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