The campaign distributed 20,000 lollipops to schools and organizations throughout the city to spread awareness about the importance of higher education in Philadelphia. One of the organizations that received the lollipops was YESPhilly, which encourages young people to complete their high school education, as well as pursue higher education and find jobs.
We got in on the fun when Dr. Lori Shorr, Executive Advisor and Chief Education Officer to Mayor Michael Nutter, invited us to meet with some members of YESPhilly to spread the higher education love. Check out some of the photos we snapped.
|SWEET TIME: President and CEO of Peirce College, Jim Mergiotti, stresses the importance of higher|
education with members of YESPhilly
|SPEAKING OPP: Jim Mergiotti addresses the crowd about the importance of a college degree and the wealth|
of resources available to aspiring college students in Philadelphia