Young Philadelphians want to map the city’s future

    A group of is meeting today to help present a cohesive voice from young Philadelphia residents on the topic of improving the city.

    A group of self-proclaimed young, involved Philadelphians are hosting a series of forums starting Tuesday Sept 21 to help develop a road map for the city’s future.

    Imagine a bunch of young students, entrepreneurs and professionals getting together to dream of a better Philadelphia. Imagine them brainstorming about how their city could do a better job on community engagement, government and leadership, business and entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.

    That’s exactly the plan for a series of forums being held by the non-profit group Young Involved Philadelphia.

    “There’s a lot of activity going on in young Philadelphia,” says Board Chair Claire Robertson-Kraft. “But we think that activity is often fragmented and people are working in sort of isolated pockets. And so, the idea behind the event is to bring together all of these various organizations and young individuals to really leverage the voice of young Philadelphia.  So we’ll hopefully be able to use that product – that written agenda – to prioritize the issues that we think are important to focus on moving forward.”

    The forums, which run over the next two weeks, are free and open to the public.

    The schedule is at www.stateofyoungphilly.com.

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