Nominations and Applications

YP Rising is a celebration of diverse leadership and commitment to the Phoenix metropolitan area. This award is designed to highlight the most dynamic and accomplished young professionals of color around the Greater Phoenix area, who are also engaged in the community advocating for economic empowerment, education, and civic engagement.


  • Nominees must be a resident of Phoenix or a surrounding suburban city.
  • Nominees must be between the ages of 21-40 years old.

    Please Note:

  • YP Board members and YP Rising Committee Members are ineligible for the award.
  • Application submissions without a nomination are allowed.

    Click here for YP Rising Nomination Form
    Nomination Deadline: January 18, 2022

    Click here for YP Rising Application
    Application Deadline: January 30, 2022

    Honorees will be notified by February 12, 2022.

  • Whitney M. Young, JR.
    Virtual Awards Celebration
    December 2, 2021

    We are pleased to honor the following:

    • Corporate Honoree – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
    • Individual Honoree – Michael M. Crow, President of Arizona State University
    • Community Honoree – HeroZona
    • Community Honoree – Valley of the Sun United Way