What is State of Young Philly? State of Young Philly (SOYP) is an annual week long event series hosted every fall by Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP).
Each year SOYP brings together over 50 partner organizations, and 1,000 young professionals, elected officials, and organizational leaders to examine the current state of young Philadelphia and generate change in our beloved city.
From November 11-19, join YIP as they work to engage, connect, and represent the millennial generation, helping young Philadelphians become better equipped to affect change in Philadelphia.
Below are Campus Philly’s #SOYP16 event picks. You can check out more of the great events happening that week here. Word on the street– tickets are going fast, so don’t sleep on this!
- November 11 | #SOYP16 Opening Night + Civic Engagement Fair
Kick off the 7th Annual State of Young Philly at its annual Civic Engagement Fair where you will meet and greet dozens of organizations representing the most innovative non-profit, governmental and advocacy groups in Philadelphia.
- November 12 | LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day
Join YIP for a special volunteer workday at Malcolm X Memorial Park in West Philly followed by a brief address from Mayor Kenney and lunch at Dock St. Brewery!
- November 13 | From Vacant Spaces to Philly Places
Join the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) for an afternoon focused on reimagining vacant spaces around the proposed Viaduct Rail Park.
- November 16 | Educate Her. Stand With Her. Walk With Her.
Stand With Her: Where the power of a girl’s voice through education can transform Philadelphia and the world.
- November 17 | Community Organizing 101: Working with the Library to Transform Neighborhoods
In this workshop, you will learn basic skills in community organizing that will empower you to collaborate with individuals from different backgrounds, using personal stories to connect over common values.
- November 18 | North 5th Street Food Tour: Where Global is Local
Where else can you enjoy the taste of a dozen nations all within a ten-block stroll? Nowhere else but North 5th Street in Philadelphia’s Olney neighborhood! Let the millennial staff of the North 5th Street Revitalization Project guide you through the history, culture and international eats that make Olney Philadelphia’s best kept culinary secret.