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Now Accepting Nominations for the YPW Awards!
Nominations are due by May 3.
YPs make big contributions to Wichita – it’s time to celebrate all that we do!
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Community Handprint Study
YPW has teamed up with Next Generation Consulting to create Destination ICT, a project to find out how Wichita stacks up in the eyes of the next generation, and what needs to happen for Wichita to become even more attractive a city for next generation talent.
Next Generation Consulting has developed a proprietary system to see a community through the lens of the next generation. Presented on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) the community’s “handprint” is obtained through an analysis of a community according to seven indexes as outlined here.
EARNING: Young talent wants a deep bench of occupational options and support for entrepreneurial ventures. This index measures the depth and breadth of employment options.
LEARNING: Young talent want educational access points. This index identifies the key indicators that define education, continuing education, and re-education opportunities.
SOCIAL CAPITAL: It takes many voices to create the chorus we call a Cool Community.
COST OF LIFESTYLE: Young talent is normally in the early years of their earning potential, so affordability is key. This index includes all the variables in the national cost of living index, which includes a roof over the head, food on the table, and a ride to work, plus a few others.
AFTER HOURS: There’s more to life than work. This is the index that identifies the key indicators of cool “stuff” to do, because young talent wants options: places to go, things to do. They are participants. They need to be active and engaged. It’s about food and friends; it’s about third spaces. It’s about recharging the battery.
AROUND TOWN: This cluster identifies the key indicators of accessibility, the physical connectedness of a community. How easy is it to get to where you want to go?
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