Helpful Hints from Youth Stakeholder Working Group

Great work has been happening at the local level to involve the youth community. From a chapter creating a local Project Management Youth Award where the finalist can attend a dinner and mingle with members to local college students enrolled in Project Management automatically becoming student members of their local chapter.

Listed below are other ways your chapter can engage and connect to the youth community:  

  • Collaborate with local universities.
  • Offer a PMI day of service and invite local nonprofits to speak, set up tables, or workshops on how to run a project.
  • Be a part of a PM degree program and offer a mentorship program to the students or provide PM professionals to help them with their classes or program.
  • Set up a week-long internship with high school students where they can shadow local project management companies and help solve real-life project management problems.
  • Reach out to members to see who has children in high school and provide a Project Management 101 class to them.
  • Invite youth or young professionals to local chapter events so they can engage with members. Give them different color name tags so members know who they are and can initiate a conversation. 

Keep some of these ideas in mind. You won’t know if any of these ideas will work unless you try!