- Haverford College, Growth & Structure of Cities, Class of 2019
- Member since May 2013; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
- Uses city research and prior policy work to manage the YAC’s Student Fare Discount Initiative in addition to supporting all YAC efforts. Committed to transit inclusivity for Philadelphians from all backgrounds.
- Drexel University, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2019
- Member Since January 2015; Hometown: Warrington, PA
- Coordinates college and community outreach events. Enjoys public speaking.
- Temple University, Community Development, Class of 2018
- Member since March 2016; Hometown: Palmyra, PA
- Supports strategic initiatives. Champion for LGBT youth passengers and transit inclusivity.
- Parkway Center City High School, Class of 2017
- Member since October 2016; Hometown; Philadelphia, PA
- Focuses on the City Transit Division vehicle procurement and logical service planning.
- Science Leadership Academy, Class of 2019
- Member since November 2017; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
- Interested in Mechanical Engineering and STEM outreach to School District of Philadelphia students.
- Saint Joseph’s University, Marketing and English, May 2019
- Member since October 2016; Hometown: Ridgefield, Connecticut
Assists with strategic initiatives.
- Drexel University, Environmental Science, Class of 2019
Member since March 2015; Hometown: Lansdale, PA
Plans monthly adventures integrating the SEPTA system and the Greater Philadelphia region.
- Member since August 2014; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
- Advocates for City Transit Division and assists with Social Media.
- Temple University, Computer Science, Class of 2021
- Member since Month 2016; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
- Designs and develops ideas and digital tools to spread awareness for transit throughout the community.
- William Penn Charter School, Class of 2018
- Member since October 2016; Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
- Focus on the YAC’s social media accounts and engagement with youth of the Greater Philadelphia region.
- Saint Joseph’s University, Computer Science and Mathematics, Class of 2018
- Member since January 2018; Hometown: Camp Hill, PA
- Focuses on managing YAC website.
The YAC Application Process
The YAC is looking for dedicated young adults who will enjoy connecting high school and college students to the region’s public transit network.
We invite you to submit an application if you feel strongly about transit, are interested in representing young riders ages 14 – 22, and meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least 16 years of age and no older than 23 years of age
- Be a permanent resident of, a student in, or an employee working in, Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware or Chester Counties.
- Provide proof of residence, enrollment, and/or employment in an eligible college (as applicable)
- Have a commitment to collaborative engagement
- Demonstrated experience with community volunteerism
- Able to commit to attending weekly electronic meetings, monthly/quarterly in-person meetings, and to working on YAC Initiatives
- Have an interest in visiting college campuses to engage students, distribute flyers, surveys, and SEPTA promotional materials
You’re on your way!
Individuals who meet the aforementioned qualifications are encouraged to submit an application below and attend the next public meeting of the SEPTA YAC (listed on the website homepage). After having submitted an application and meeting the qualifications, a “Qualifying Individual” will be asked to get involved with the YAC on an increasing involvement level. After approximately 1Q of being a “Qualifying Individual,” applicant candidacy will again be evaluated, focusing on their contributions to the YAC during their time as a Qualifying Individual, demonstrated commitment to the organization, addition of new perspectives, quality of their submitted application, and an interview.
Submit Your Application Here
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