COAL TOWNSHIP - The newly formed Anthracite Young Professional's Association (AYP) will hold a networking event today at 5 p.m at Brewser's SportsGrille.

The group is part of a movement to breathe new life into the anthracite region. The AYP is made up of young, active, civic-minded professionals who have a desire to revitalize the area in a young, yet professional, manner. The group takes pride in the rich heritage the community has to offer and looks to build off that foundation to make the region a more attractive place to live and work.

Their goals include revitalizing the community through social networking, career networking and the development of community leaders.

AYP supports local school districts and provides an avenue where young professionals can gather to meet and enjoy social activities together.

Potential events and activities include monthly/quarterly socials, networking functions, group bus trips, sponsorship of social events, fundraising events and high school and college mentoring programs.

The group seeks members who share its vision to support the antracite region who are willing to work toward making that vision a reality.

Those interested in attending the event or obtaining more information may contact Michael Woytowich at mwoytowich@sterneagee.com or Whitney Fetterman at wfetterman@censop.com.