Organization Promoting Engagement Among Young Philadelphians Expects More than 1,000 Attendees
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Oct 17, 2013) – State of Young Philly, the annual event series hosted by Young Involved Philadelphia, returns for its fourth year on Friday, October 25. Based on the success of prior years, Young Involved Philadelphia expects more than 1,000 participants over the course of the series, which consists of six events over eight days.
Events during the series include everything from lightning talks on politics and policy, to environmental action, to a resume workshop in partnership with Campus Philly. The week will culminate with a Civic Engagement (un)Conference, featuring content crowd-sourced within three different areas – Personal Growth, Professional Development, or Civic Change.
Friday, October 25 | 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. | National Museum of American Jewish History
State of Young Philly kicks off with a high-energy event exposing participants to the work of 30 innovative non-profit, governmental, and advocacy groups working on education, sustainability, equal rights, public services, and other vital issues.
Monday, October 28 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | National Mechanics
Fascinated by the 2015 Mayoral Race? Curious about the state of our schools? Want to tap into Philly’s growing beer culture? Join Young Involved Philadelphia for a drink and an education delivered to you in quick 5-minute segments from some of our city’s most dynamic leaders.
Tuesday, October 29 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | WHYY
Join Young Involved Philadelphia and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful to become part of the solution as the City of Philadelphia, private industry, and nonprofits work together to move the city to more sustainable waste disposal.
Wednesday, October 30 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Benjamin’s Desk
Finding a job in Philadelphia is tough- jobs are scarce and the competition is qualified. Get Hired, brought to you by Campus Philly and Young Involved Philadelphia, will help participants navigate the employment landscape and hone resume and interview skills so they can land that next opportunity, grow, and thrive in Philadelphia. Philly employers will offer one-on-one resume advice to the first 50 attendees to register.
Thursday, October 31 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Pennsylvania 6
New to Philly? Want to get more engaged in your community? Join Young Involved Philadelphia for a fun and informative happy hour on Halloween.
Saturday, November 2 | 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Impact Hub Philly
State of Young Philly isn’t a statement or a proclamation – it’s a movement. It’s about connections, collaboration and shared knowledge. At State of Young Philly’s culminating event you won’t hear keynotes from distant experts. Instead, the conference wraps up with a crowd-sourced unconference powered by the voices of actual young Philadelphians.