Philadelphia 2016 DNC Host Committee

July 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention today introduced two program partnerships facilitated by the Host Committee that create unique opportunities for local Philadelphia young people to be involved in the activities surrounding the Convention. The Host Committee is partnering with WHYY, KYW Newsradio, the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement, and the Philadelphia School District’s education channel (PSTV) to create a Youth News Team. This program is funded jointly by The Philadelphia Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Host Committee is also partnering with the Philadelphia Youth Network and the Committee of Seventy to create a Civic Youth Experience, offering young people an opportunity to be trained as Election Ambassadors and experience the Committee of Seventy’s “Voices of Voting” performance, a short play written and directed by award-winning Philadelphia artistic director David Bradley, which will take place during the Convention at Science Leadership Academy.

Read the Press Release from Wednesday, July 13th to learn more and to get involved.