Nov. 9, 2016 7:40 am

9 State of Young Philly events for the mission-minded

Get excited for Young Involved Philadelphia's seventh annual event series with our picks for each of its nine days.

State of Young Philly 2014.

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Editor's note: Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen participated in YIP's nonprofit board prep program in Fall 2016. That relationship is unrelated to this story.
The seventh annual State of Young Philly is upon us.

From Nov. 11 to 19, the city will be awash in civic-focused events meant to encourage young Philadelphians to take hold of their collective future. Organizer Young Involved Philadelphia is offering 24 events over the nine days, and if you’re generally “young” and care about getting “involved,” there are a few you’ll want to check out.

Check out the full schedule

Here are our picks for every day of the week.

Friday, Nov. 11 — #SOYP16 Opening Night + Civic Engagement Fair

  • What — Networking for people looking to get involved with mission-minded organizations
  • When — 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • WhereThe Rock School for Dance Education, 1101 S. Broad St.
  • How much — Free

Saturday, Nov. 12 — LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day

  • What — Beautifying a West Philly park and hearing from Mayor Jim Kenney and other local politicians about the state of Philly’s parks, then heading to Dock Street Brewery for pizza, beer and conversation
  • When — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • WhereMalcolm X Memorial Park, 51st and Pine streets; Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th St.
  • How much — Volunteering is free; lunch is $10

Sunday, Nov. 13 — Bake a Difference

  • What — Baking challah bread with Repair the World while discussing food insecurity in Philadelphia
  • When — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • WhereBroad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St.
  • How much — Free

Monday, Nov. 14 — The Problem: The System is Broken

  • What — A panel on the foster care system and how to improve the outcomes of the 23,000 American youths in it
  • When — 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • WherePHMC, 1500 Market St.
  • How much — $5

Tuesday, Nov. 15 — Making Art Political: A Panel Discussion on Street Art and Advocacy

  • What — Local artists discussing how their public work intersects with politics
  • When — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • WherePainted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.
  • How much — $5

Wednesday, Nov. 16 — Minute By Minute: 60 Second Perspectives on Philly Education

  • What — Minute-long talks about the state of Philadelphia schools from advocates and activists
  • When — 7 to 9 p.m.
  • WhereLadder 15, 1528 Sansom St.
  • How much — $20

Thursday, Nov. 17 — Community Organizing 101: Working with the Library to Transform Neighborhoods

  • What — A workshop on the basics of organizing around your local library
  • When — 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • WherePhiladelphia Institute City Library, 1905 Locust St.
  • How much — Free

Friday, Nov. 18 — Bringing Homelessness Home

  • What — Members of the Philadelphia Partnership to End Chronic Street Homelessness discussing how service providers can better collaborate
  • When — 8:30 to 10 a.m.
  • WhereLegend Galleries, 230 N. 21st St.
  • How much — $5

Saturday, Nov. 19 — North 5th Street Food Tour

  • What — Exploring 10 blocks of Olney’s diverse food offerings
  • When — 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Where — Meet at Lowell Elementary School parking lot, North 5th Street and Grange Avenue
  • How much — $20

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