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Get HYPE Philly- Collective Impact as a Tool for Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
3:00pm - 5:30pm EST
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Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Foundation | 1835 Market Street | Suite 2410 | Philadelphia PA 19103

GSK, in collaboration with The Philadelphia Foundation and Philanthropy Network, is excited to host this important conversation about Get HYPE Philly!, a dynamic collective impact initiative that brings together 10 nonprofit collective partners to empower the city’s youth to become leaders for healthy change in their schools and communities through physical fitness, nutrition education, entrepreneurship, civic involvement and more.
Since being launched in 2015 with a $5 million, three-year grant from GSK, the collective has trained 1,500 youth leaders and reached over 45,000 Philadelphia youth.  Earlier this year, Get HYPE Philly! was named a winner of the inaugural Health Means Business Healthy 10 Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation under the category of "healthy education and workforce."  After a visit from Chelsea Clinton, author of It’s Your World, Clinton said “HYPE should be everywhere, not just Philly!”
Attendees will learn the story of Get HYPE Philly! from a diverse range of perspectives, including its backbone organization The Food Trust, various collective partners, student leaders involved in programming, and funders of the collective and its partner organizations.  Attendees will come away with an understanding of the important impacts and outcomes Get HYPE Philly! has achieved in its first three years, along with key insights and lessons learned about what makes for a successful collective impact initiative.
The second portion of the program will be a facilitated conversation between attendees and presenters focused on opportunities to engage in this important initiative going forward.  Attendees will be asked to share their own insights on collective impact work and to share feedback on funding opportunities and ways to engage in the advisory board and with Get HYPE Philly!’s Youth Leadership Council.
Speakers will include*:
•       Becki Lynch, GSK
•       Pedro Ramos, The Philadelphia Foundation
•       Phil Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Foundation
•       Yael Lehmann, The Food Trust
•       Dr. Bill McKinney, The Food Trust
•       Get HYPE Philly! student participants
*Additional presenters to be announced soon.

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Learn more about Get HYPE Philly!
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