PHILADELPHIA, PA — The City of Philadelphia announced today that it is hosting the PHLYouth Summer Career Fest! on Saturday, June 5 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at LOVE Park.
The PHLYouth Summer Career Fest! Is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement, the Philadelphia Youth Commission, the Millennial Advisory Committee, and Radio One Philly. This event will cater specifically to Philadelphians ages 12-39 in an effort to connect the city’s youngest residents with job opportunities, education resources, and community services for the summer and beyond.
In addition, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Philly Teen Vaxx Ambassadors will be hosting a pop-up vaccination clinic at the event to make it easier for teens and young adults to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
“We are so excited to bring this event to LOVE Park!”, said Jeanette Bavwidinsi, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement. “It’s been such an incredibly difficult year for so many, including Gen-Z and Millennial Philadelphians. We wanted to do our part to help our peers get a leg up on the summer and connect them with opportunities and resources curated just for them. We’re so thankful for our partners: Radio One Philly, WorkReady Philadelphia, Parks & Recreation, and all of the City departments, non-profits, community organizations, and businesses that are coming together to make this event possible. This is our summer love letter to young Philly.”
“The PHLYouth Summer Career Fest! is the culmination of a year of work by the Youth Commission’s Jobs and Economics committee to create a better and more accessible approach to the job market for Philadelphia’s young people”, said Alfredo Praticò, Chair of the Philadelphia Youth Commission. “As Philadelphia begins to reopen, it’s essential that our peers have access to this job market and have the tools to make their applications as strong as possible. We believe that the PHLYouth Summer Career Fest! will be the first step in achieving that goal.”
“The Millennial Advisory Committee (MAC) is thrilled to partner with the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement, the Philadelphia Youth Commission, and Radio One Philly as hosts of the 2021 PHLYouth Summer Career Fest,” said Julian Domanico, Chair of the Millennial Advisory Committee.“In MAC’s role as a convener as well as an amplifier of justice and antiracism, we seek in part to connect young Philadelphians to opportunities for economic empowerment. Through community-oriented events such as these, we strive to create brave spaces that center on inclusion and belonging.”
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