Philadelphia, PA (January 18, 2018) – On Thursday, January 18, the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) hosted its 2018 Annual Meeting for key stakeholders to discuss strategies to help youth and young adults succeed in education and employment, and to provide an update about PYN’s work.
The Annual Meeting featured various leaders who have achieved success through non-traditional pathways to discuss how we can all expand our common wisdom about educating, hiring and training our future workforce. Speakers at the event included:
At last year’s annual meeting, PYN unveiled 2020 Vision (PDF), a strategic plan with bold goals to achieve by 2020. Though the plan didn’t officially start until July 1, 2017, PYN announced progress it has made toward its goals in the first six months of implementation.
“I am inspired by the progress that we have made toward our goals set in our 2020 Vision,” said Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, President and CEO of PYN. “We know there is more work to be done, but we see the potential and talent in our young people, and we are committed to working together to help them realize their pathways to success.” Together with partners, PYN has created more than 175,000 high-quality education and employment opportunities since its inception in 1999.
At the event, PYN released its annual report, Blueprint for Success (PDF), which highlights the programmatic and collaborative efforts that have built a solid foundation toward PYN’s vision to alleviate poverty and inequity.
For more information on PYN, 2020 Vision, and Blueprint for Success, please visit www.pyninc.org.