DAYTON, Ohio (April 19. 2019) – Known as the Dayton region’s largest service outing for young professionals, the 13th Annual Generation Dayton Day is expected to send more than 100 young professionals into the Dayton region to give back to the community on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Generation Dayton Day allows young professionals to take an afternoon off work and focus on the needs of the Dayton region, allowing for a better understanding of community needs and the ways our young business professionals can help. This year, the day of service will focus on the skills gap. As advances in technology require a higher level of skill among workers, there is growing concern that this region is at a critical crossroads in its ability to compete for jobs.
Many Dayton area non-profits are working to close the skills gap in a variety of ways. Generation Dayton members will volunteer at several of them, including Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Clothes that Work!, Daybreak Inc., Dayton Metro Library, East End Community Services, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, St. Vincent DePaul Society-Dayton District, United Rehabilitation Services, YWCA Dayton, and more.
Volunteers are also asked to bring a new or gently used book to be donated to Project READ.
The day begins with lunch and volunteer check-in at The Brightside Event & Music Venue, 905 E. Third Street, Suite B, Dayton, Ohio 45402. Following an afternoon of service projects, participants will celebrate with an after party, which includes food, drinks, and raffle prizes. Those who are not able to participate in the volunteer activities are welcome to join the after party, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30pm at Eudora Brewing Company, 3022 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45429.
The event is open to members and non-members of Generation Dayton, a program of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Generation Dayton is a diverse organization of talented young professionals who live and work in the Dayton region. Generation Dayton helps its members meet, network, learn, grow and establish themselves as integral components in the future success of the Dayton region.
The group aims to grow a strong workforce by keeping talent in the Miami Valley. Events like “Generation Dayton Day” create an environment for young professionals to give back to their community and create a sense of home.
For more information and to sign up for “Generation Dayton Day,” go to DaytonChamber.org. This year’s Generation Dayton Day is sponsored by Brixey & Meyer.
WHAT: 13th Annual Generation Dayton Day
WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019
Noon – 5 PM; After Party 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Volunteer lunch check-in @ The Brightside Event & Music Venue, 905 E. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Various volunteer sites
After Party @ Eudora Brewing Company, 3022 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45429
About Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce brings together more than 2,400 businesses and organizations in a 9 county area surrounding Dayton, Ohio. The Chamber strives to improve the region’s business climate and overall standard of living through public policy advocacy, economic development initiatives and providing networking and training opportunities for its members. Information about the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is available at daytonchamber.org or 937-226-1444.