Millennial Advisory Committee takes grassroots approach to connect young residents

A forum on Saturday is open to the public.

Melony Roy
June 20, 2018 - 9:31 pm
The Millennial Advisory Committee

Melony Roy | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Millennial Advisory Committee (MAC) was formed by Mayor Jim Kenney in 2017 to advise the city on matters affecting its Millennial residents, help connect them to community initiatives and create a mentorship model for new and returning citizens. 

The committee will host an upcoming forum for Millennials from all over the city on Saturday.

"We've been really adamant about not just coming out and saying things. We wanted to do our research," said MAC chair Nicole Allen White. "So now that we've done that, we feel like it's time for us to come back to the community and say, 'This is what we're thinking. We'd love your feedback.'"

The half-day event will take place at the Temple University student center. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in two of three sessions from the committees' policy focus areas, including sessions on financial literacy, a BYON (Build Your Own Neighborhood), and one titled "Are you smarter than a baby boomer?" 

"Our social justice subcommittee is hosting a conversation about re-entry and destigmatizing re-entry," continued White, "and they have the District Attorney Larry Krasner as well as some grassroots advocates and people that work in this space in this administration. It will be a town hall type of session where you can ask questions, and there will be a moderated panel."

The forum is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is encouraged.