What we do
As part of the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, The Office of Youth Engagement (OYE) knows that young people have important ideas about how to make the City a better place to live.
Our programs include:
- Philadelphia Youth Commission
- Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee
- Fun Safe Philly Summer
The Youth Commission and Millennial Advisory Committee develop leadership skills, bridge generations, and allow younger people the chance to offer thoughts about how government can better serve its residents.
Fun Safe Philly Summer:
- Connects youth to seasonal programs and employment.
- Helps coordinate summer meals for young people.
- Lends books for summer reading.
Nothing from December 16, 2018 to March 16, 2019.
Ricardo Calderón is a first-generation Latino-American who is the product of a loving, supportive, and empowering community. As one of the first in his family to graduate from a university, Calderón has spent over 10 years in service to community and youth development. As an advocate, educator, and mentor, Ricardo strives to inspire, motivate, and empower underrepresented and marginalized youth to discover their inner greatness.