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Yvette Young

9th District

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What is one life experience you have that voters should know about?

I always loved math, but in high school I struggled a bit with Geometry. My mother, sent me to the AFNA program for the summer, a program started by Sam Evans. AFNA got me back on track, reestablishing my love of math and for STEM. They gave me the confidence to ask questions, and a determination to succeed. We need programs like that for all of our children. Reinforcing the building blocks for a strong education and a bright future.

What would be your top three policy priorities in office?


1) Improve the education system through an equitable plan that addresses its pending budget deficit and by reimagining the use of our school buildings after school. Improving our education system, is also a path to addressing violence in our city.

2) Address the district housing crisis to stop predatory development while serving the increasingly urgent needs of the aging baby boom population.

3) Create more community clinics and health infrastructure that includes violence reduction and mental healthcare outreach programs.

What sets you apart from other candidates?

I have a great deal of experience working with and for the City of Philadelphia.

How do you plan to work across ideological lines to achieve shared goals?

Compromise, but not sacrificing my conviction(s). Always working towards progress.

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