NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) chapters nationwide celebrate service by joining together to promote comprehensive STEAM educational opportunities and mentoring each Spring. Chapters generate excitement and awareness by planning activities that expose black and minority communities, particularly youth, to fields they are underrepresented in. Chapters partner with STEAM, STEM, arts and mentoring organizations. This years theme for National Day of Service (NDOS) was Inspiring the Future Through STEAM. This year we partnered with GM to provide volunteers in select cities. Events were hosted on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS CENTRAL REGION Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio hosted a teen tech summit. During the summit, they hosted a variety of workshops including 3D Printing, Coding, Graphic Design and introduction to the Gig economy. Students also participated in an App Pitch Competition. EASTERN REGION Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh teamed up with the Pittsburgh Professional Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Coraopolis Youth Creations to host a Hover and Glide event for students age 10 and up. Students were able to make their own hovercrafts out of CDs, bottle tops and balloons. SOUTHERN REGION Memphis Urban League Young Professionals partnered with Advantage 1 Technology to host hands-on Computer Engineering sessions for Elementary Students at Leadership Preparatory Charter School. The students spent the day working with local Computer and Electrical Engineers from prominent local industries to learn how computers work. Students were able to disassemble and reassemble computers while learning how memory, hard drives and electricity work together to form a computer.
WESTERN REGION Urban League of Metropolitan Denver Young Professionals hosted a “learning how to code” and “business in tech” workshop for kids between the ages of 8 - 15. They talked to kids about what coding is, what programs they can use to create their own websites/games and what’s a typical day like for a Geo Engineer. Additionally, they had a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the National Association of Black Accounts (NABA) come to talk to the kids about why math is important in the world of business and personal finance.
NDOS BY THE NUMBERS
34 CHAPTERS PARTICIPATED 1167 YOUTH AND CHILDREN PARTICIPATED 638 PEOPLE VOLUNTEERED $48,016 RAISED IN FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND DONATIONS 104 BUSINESS & PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED
NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS /// 2019 ANNUAL REPORT /// THE HOMECOMING
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