Welcome to the Intercultural Youth Council!
We are students from suburban and urban Philadelphia. Our goal is to empower girls in high schools by raising self-esteem and promoting self-confidence in girls from all socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Recent Intercultural Youth Council Events
Read more about these events in the "Gallery of Events" page!
IYC Hosts Philadelphia Poetry Workshop
IYC in partnership with Christian Metropolitan Council organized a poetry workshop in honor of MLK day on January 14, 2017 at the Penn Biomedical Library. Approximately 25 middle school and high school students from Bala Cynwyd Middle School, Quba Institute of Islamic Studies, and Lower Merion High School attended the event.
IYC Hosts Annual Children's Festival
Over 150 people including 100 children came together to participate in the Philadelphia Children’s and Youth Festival at White Rock Baptist Church in West Philadelphia on Saturday, October 8th, 2016. Kids participated in interfaith karaoke, yoga, and dance.
IYC hosts Yoga in Philadelphia schools
IYC members visit Philadelphia schools and take students through Yoga. Kids learn about the cultural significance of yoga by reading stories from the ancient Panchatantra tales of India. Yoga Tales is a fundraiser for IYC: buy it here on Amazon.
IYC Co-sponsors Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk
Hundreds of people gathered for the Interfaith Peace Walk to promote peace and compromise on May 1st, 2016. IYC led the group in a yoga session, which was even covered by NBC10!