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Topeka is not a place for those content to watch idly as others determine their fate and future. Topeka is for individuals willing to forge their own path. Forge Young Talent helps young professionals find and carve out their own path to becoming the community leaders of the future. Forge provides opportunities for you to connect with other young professionals, business and community leaders, and mentors. Forge also offers a wide range of events and programming focusing on personal and professional development, networking, skills building, workforce recruiting trips, concerts, pub crawls, volunteer opportunities and more.

Stay informed on what Forge is doing. Become a member of Forge and start receiving our enews.


Forge is an organization within The Greater Topeka Partnership, that offers opportunities for YP’s ages 18-40 to participate in educational, philanthropic, networking, and social programs.

About Forge Young Talent

Nominations for Board Members

For Forge, a young talent board is vital in bringing fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a deep understanding of emerging trends. By encouraging nominations for the Forge Young Talent Board, we aim to empower the next generation of leaders and change-makers to shape the organization’s future.


Nominate someone today!

Nominate A Potential Board Member


The Forge Leadership Team established committees necessary to accomplish the mission and purpose of Forge. Each committee has a unique focus from event planning, marketing, member recruitment and engagement, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (DEIAB).  


Join Forge/ Become A Member

When you join Forge you join an elite group of talented young people eager to shape their future and the future of their community. As a member of Forge, you’ll get opportunities to network with other young professionals, gain exposure to business and community leaders, develop your personal brand, gain experience, and get access to exclusive events. It’s easy and it’s free – just fill out the form on the next page to receive our enews and you are officially a member of Forge!

Join Forge/ Become A Member


Forge hosts a wide range of events and programming aimed at making our members better leaders, community members, and professionals while also expanding networks and making connections.


Topeka Flag License Plate

Forge Young Talent and the GTP lobbied to have the Topeka Flag made into a legal specialty license plate through the State of Kansas. We need your help make it an option to be able to purchase. Please fill out the form to show your support. (This does not mean you will be charged or obligated to purchase one when they are made available. This is only a form to indicate your interest in obtaining a Topeka Flag License Plate.)

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Forge takes on various advocacy initiatives to voice concerns, champion causes, and contribute to the betterment of Topeka.

Learn About Our Advocacy

Forge On Boards

Forge that aims to facilitate connections between young professionals and businesses for impactful board service.

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