Billy Penn: Women’s hiking hive, outdoor art workshops and wisdom from ‘auntie’: 5 ideas to help Philly millennials flourish

These Well City Challenge finalists use community and social connection to improve body and mental health.


For many people, one of the hardest parts of 2020 was being cut off from others. The year’s events spotlighted the crucial role community and social connection play in health and wellness.


Whether it’s by building on programs that pre-existed the pandemic or launching something new, five finalists in the Economy League’s Well City Challenge social impact incubator have ideas to help Philly millennials improve their health through community and social connection.


Go hiking with other women? Gain wisdom from older generations? Make art outdoors? These are some of the ideas that will face off at a pitch competition on Tuesday, March 2. In front of a panel of judges, these creators will make a case as to why their particular project should win $10,000. Each group can also score $7,500 by getting the most audience votes.