Join Our Team

The Talented Tenth SC is for young leaders, ages 21-39, in the Greater Columbia Area who are looking for more – of themselves, and of their communities. Team Tenth was developed with the purpose of becoming Columbia’s premier professional development and networking association for young professionals. Team Tenth is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is representative of the young professionals in the Greater Columbia area.

Is Team Tenth for you?

We are committed to providing our members with professional development, community service, and networking opportunities that will prepare our members for their next career move. Team Members received discounted tickets to events, access to networking events, leadership opportunities, access to professional resources and much more.

What’s our service area?

You are eligible for membership if you live or work in: Greater Richland County Area

Why is there an age restriction?

Research tells us that members are more likely to actively participate and become engaged with an association that they feel represents them. As a result, we want to provide the best experience possible by serving a targeted demographic so we can have a bigger impact on our members and community. The Greater Columbia Area has numerous other professional associations, for all age groups, that we encourage our members to also become part of.

How to Join

Prospective members are encouraged to apply for Talented Tenth’s Dubois Fellowship. This fellowship gives prospective members the opportunity to learn and volunteer with Team Tenth in order to determine if our organization is a good fit for them. After completing the fellowship, participants are invited to join the team.

To learn more about the Dubois Fellowship, please visit the Dubois Fellowship page.

  • I had the opportunity to serve as a panelist during a “Young, Gifted & Black” discussion hosted by the Talented Tenth in February of 2018. Not only did I appreciate being able to share my experiences and lessons with fellow minorities and future leaders of our community, I was thrilled to have to chance to chat with a few, individually, and listen to what they were passionate about. Being able to provide advice to those who are seeking to make the world around them a better place was beyond gratifying, and I am thankful the Talented Tenth creates these opportunities for this network to interact.

    Megan Pinckney

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