November 6, 2018 | Main Street Now Session Preview: Activating Youth Voice to Revitalize a Community |
Students from the Olney Youth Advisory Council participate in a community beautification project.
Main Street Now Session Preview
Register now to join UrbanMain at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference
in Seattle, Wash., March 25-27. From now until March, we’ll be giving you a preview of educational sessions geared towards larger cities and neighborhood districts.
First up, The North 5th
Street Revitalization Project in Philadelphia, Pa. will present a session highlighting their Youth Engagement Transformation Strategy, which focuses on the the equitable youth-adult partnerships identified as keys to social transformation and sustainable community change. Members of the Olney Youth Advisory Council will present, including council president Kimberly Rodriguez who notes, “Learning about the community we live in and stepping up to help make a change, is one of the best choices I've ever made!"
Activating Youth Voice to Revitalize a Community
Learn how North 5th Street Revitalization Project in Philadelphia empowers young people who live, work, or play in the Olney neighborhood to revamp their main street and inspire community pride. Our panel will discuss our experience in bridging the gap that lies between youth voice and community development. We will highlight the work of the Olney Youth Advisory Council and their efforts to host community events by youth for youth, including their community School's Out BBQ, Back to School Bookbag drive, Community beautification projects and a youth-led, youth-focused Parking Day.
- Vahani Diaz, Olney Youth Advisory Council Vice President/ Youth Ambassador, North 5th Street Revitalization Project
- Stephanie Michel, Director, North 5th Street Revitalization Project
- James Onofrio, Program Manager, Philadelphia Commerce Department
- Kimberly Rodriguez, Olney Youth Advisory Council President, North 5th Street Revitalization Project
Join us March 25 - 27 in Seattle for Main Street Now 2019! We encourage you to take advantage of the early-bird, member rates, and the civic leader discount. Not a member? Join today!