You asked, and we listened!
Over the past year, we received an influx of requests from YB alumni to organize a reunion for YB alum and former staff to reconnect and catch up. After much consideration and many conversations, we were excited to fulfill this request and create an evening for our alumni to remember. On Thursday, July 28, YB Philly held its FIRST Alumni Mixer at the Independence Seaport Museum for our alumni students, spanning the last 30 years!
The event kicked off with opening remarks from YouthBuild Philly’s Executive Director Scott Emerick, followed by updates and comments from staff. A highlight of the evening was the line dancing portion led by Mrs. Melissa, in addition to a fun game of Bingo, YouthBuild Philly edition!
Kudos to our Student and Alumni Success team for planning a fun-filled event with delicious food, dancing and music. Shout out to Mrs. Latosha, our resident event planner, for providing her services and our staff/ volunteers for giving their time and talent to help prepare the space prior to the event.
Additionally, we truly appreciate the more than 40 YB Philly alumni that were able to attend this year’s event! It was great speaking with alumni from the Class of 2002, 2006, 2009 and beyond! Alumni seemed genuinely excited to be reunited with their former classmates and thrilled to meet fellow YB alum and expand their network.
We are so proud of the success that you have achieved and wish you the best luck in the future!
Once YB, Always YB!