12 Days of YNPN: YNPN Goes to the White House
In addition to celebrating milestone birthdays and developing innovative programming, YNPN elevated its national profile this year. Many of our local chapters received recognition for their accomplishments and the National organization was invited to participate in several discussions about the future of the nonprofit sector and youth leadership.
One of the most exciting events, however, was being invited to participate in the last White House Youth Summit of 2013. National Board member Ese Emerhi was repping YNPN in the White House Treaty Room on December 4th and livetweeting pictures and commentary from the discussion about the Affordable Care Act:
President Obama speaking on the importance of the Affordable Care Act. Photo by Ese Emerhi.
With so many young people in America uninsured, we were glad to be included in the discussion about how to help our generation access affordable healthcare. This was YNPN National's third trip to the White House, and we'll continue to make sure that young nonprofit professionals' voices are heard.