Our Vision

Many of our nation's founding fathers were already leaders in their communities when they were teenagers, starting our nation’s revolution. Much of their work happened right here in Philadelphia. Now Philadelphia is the poorest of the ten most populated cities in the United States. More than one-third of its children are living in poverty. Youth Action is an organization of teenagers inspiring and mentoring one another to take action and solve real problems facing each other and affecting their communities right now.


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VIP 7 Philadelphia proudly supports Youth Action

As members of the 7th leadership class of Next Level Trainings, we were committed to raising $40,000+ for Youth Action in just four short weeks as part of our leadership training curriculum. Youth Action is a unique non-profit dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty by shifting the trajectory of young lives to become powerful agents of change. Youth Action combats social problems plaguing Philadelphia's urban communities such as crime, homelessness, hunger, and teen pregnancy. Through training, mentorship, and civic engagement, Youth Action develops teens into responsible and impactful leaders who improve their own lives and the lives of others. Since inception, Youth Action has trained over 5,000 students, contributed more than 10,000 hours of community service and provided over $40,000 in college scholarship funds. The Youth Action graduation rate is 100%.

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Our Team

Team Captains
Chelle Velez
Michelle Kennard

Fundraising Committee
Steven Rowell, Lead
Becky Zelada, Lead

Edward Thompson

Alondra Martinez, Lead
Charlotte Winningham, Lead

Communications Committee
Avram Dorfman, Lead
Will Rittweger, Lead

Press Secretary
Blythe Stagliano

Social Media Committee
Casey Bova, Lead
Joey Welles, Lead
Manuel Flores, Lead

Events Committee
Charlotte Winningham, Lead
Alondra Martinez, Lead

Tangible Goods Committee
Chadwick Holmes, Lead
Casey Bova, Lead

Improvement Committee
Wendy Loeffler, Lead
Eric Preiser, Lead

Blythe Stagliano, Lead

Thank you to our Business Sponsors and Donors