October 27, 2021

About Us

Advice and guidance from older family members, mentors, and otherwise is always good—especially for young professionals. But sometimes the advice and guidance of a peer is even more valuable. These people are growing up in the same generation, experiencing culture and the changes within it during the same time period, and often undergoing similar challenges at similar stages of life. Because of this, the advice and guidance of a peer is often more specific, easy to understand, applicable, and just all-around more helpful than that of someone older. Unfortunately, most articles at places like Forbes, Money Magazine, and the New York Times are by older professionals. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this. But it does make finding published content that’s by and for young professionals a more difficult task. That’s where The Young & Rising comes in.

The Young & Rising is a platform featuring advice and guidance for young and rising professionals, by young and rising professionals. We strive to be the meeting ground for lesser known voices and those who can benefit from the content these people provide.

“Advice and guidance from older family members, mentors, and otherwise is always good, especially for young professionals. But sometimes the advice and guidance of a peer is even more valuable.”

Behind the idea

J.P. Pressley had the idea for The Young & Rising during the late spring of 2019, after realizing there wasn’t a website dedicated to showcasing the content of his fellow young professionals. As was indicated by the small yet informative blogs run by some of his friends and others, there was no lack of this content on the internet. But there was no place that featured this content exclusively. No one site people could visit to read specific peoples’ work and discover that of others. Nor was there a platform for the numerous producers of this content to be featured and thus discovered regularly outside of their own websites. Hoping to help both producer and consumer, Pressley started creating The Young & Rising.

The Young & Rising is a platform featuring advice and guidance for young and rising professionals, by young and rising professionals. We strive to be the meeting ground for lesser known voices and those who can benefit from the content these people provide.”

After a successful beta run in 2020, The Young & Rising is currently preparing for a 2022 expanded rollout. And we’re beyond excited to looking forward to continue growing and benefiting young professionals from all walks of life.

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