State of Young Philly Wraps Up This SaturdayBy Zack Seward for Generocity/NewsWorks |
A civic-minded group of young Philadelphians has spent the last two weeks talking about how to improve the city.
Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) is the group. State of Young Philly is the event series. And Saturday night is the final showcase.
But alongside those meetups, this year’s State of Young Philly featured a new wrinkle: a project competition called the YIP Challenge, designed to leverage momentum into meaningful action.
“Taking that energy and funneling it into an actual project,” explained YIP programming chair Jason Wolfson.
The new initiative targeted specific areas within education, the economy and sustainability. Winners in each category will get $1,000 in seed funding.
“It gives us another platform for people in the city to see that Young Involved Philadelphia is continually trying to bridge those gaps in areas where young people feel that there are gaps,” Wolfson said.
YIP received 20 project proposals, according to Wolfson. The three winners will be announced Saturday night — along with food, drinks and comedy at the University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall.
For tickets and more information, visit the State of Young Philly website.
Zack Seward is the Innovations Reporter for NewsWorks in partnership with Generocity. WHYY is a State of Young Philly media partner.blog comments powered by Disqus