Saturday, October 3, 2020

Youth Service, Inc, The Advocacy Institute, Urban Youth Racing School and the Mayor’s Office of Youth/Black Male Engagement are teaming up this year for the Rise & Dream Philly Teen Conference! We want to empower more Philly teens to stand up against gun violence, tobacco use and address trauma. Rise and Dream will make a lifetime impact on teens who aspire to be leaders, positive role models and agents of change. We combine teen musicians, dancers, dynamic speakers and mentors to create a fun and inspiring event.  This year’s event will include guests such as Major Jim Kenney, as well as Councilperson Isaiah Thomas and Wallo267. Wallo267 is sure to offer up inspiration on rising above adversity, he served 20 years in prison and has become a social media motivational guru with over 400,000 followers. Rapper Eli Capella and Sixers’ dancers Project Positive will also perform. Tickets are FREE and limited.

Rise and Dream Virtual Philly Teen Conference Press Release

Rise & Dream Virtual Philly Teen Conference on YouTube on Saturday October 3 from noon until 2 pm EST.

Register now!

Also be sure to fill out this brief survey that seeks to get a sense of how youth feel about their health and safety around gun violence in the city, as well as how much they think is being done to address it. There is also an open ended question at the end for young people to include any thoughts and concerns not covered by the survey.

If you have any questions about this year’s conference, please contact Conference Coordinator, Carla Johnson at or (215)-787-0633.