Young Friends of the Council

The Young Friends of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia provides an affordable membership option for young professionals eager to broaden their understanding of the world around us while supporting the Council’s mission of encouraging responsible citizenship in Greater Philadelphia.

The Young Friends Program Series brings together bright-minds from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, for exclusive lectures, food-tastings, quizzos, and networking opportunities. A Young Friends Membership also comes with a host of additional benefits, including discounts to all Council programming.

Whether you’re a political junkie, enjoy intellectual networking and exchange, or simply want to become involved in more substantive discourse, Young Friends Membership is the perfect place to start!

Benefits of becoming a Young Friend Member ($35)

  • Access to speaker programs, receptions, dinners, and networking events held exclusively for Young Friends
  • Tax-deductible contribution to support student education programs
  • Member discounts to speaker programs
  • One (1) Lecture Pass* for complimentary admission to select expert speaker programs
  • Access to members-only speaker programs and select receptions
  • Discounted event parking at Council-preferred lot (Patriot Parking, 1305 Walnut Street)
  • Access to a subscription with Daily Chatter
  • Periodic program, membership, and travel email updates

*Lecture passes can be used for complimentary access to an event at the Council’s home venue (One South Broad Street, Suite 2M)

Past Young Friends Events

  • • The Bitcoin Bubble and Other Cryptocurrency Conundrums

  • • The Innocence Project: One Approach to Strengthening and Improving the Criminal Justice System

  • • The Way Forward: A Conversation with Congressman Paul Ryan Young Friends Members “Talk Back”

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