Washington, D.C. is celebrating its youth culture with exciting events throughout the week starting this Saturday, June 13.
As one of the most popular cities for young workers, Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most inspiring young entrepreneurs, activists, and leaders. Millennial Week highlights opportunities and issues these Millennials are facing. It also focuses on their contribution in three key areas: entrepreneurship, politics, and philanthropy.
Recognizing the need to involve young workers into the labor movement, AFGE is one of a few labor unions that have our own program designed especially for young workers. The AFGE Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation (Y.O.U.N.G.) program seeks to mobilize young union members to become leaders and activists for social change within AFGE and the Labor Movement.
Fast Facts about the Millennials
Who are they? Millennials are those born between 1980 and mid 2000’s.
Millennials are the largest generation alive. 1.8 billion out of 7 billion people worldwide are millennials.
Millennials are unique. They are the first inherently digital generation that doesn’t know a world without Internet or smart phones.
75% of them have a profile on a social networking site.
Almost 1 in 3 visit the social networking site several times a day.
52% of them have more than 300 Facebook friends. The top 10% have over 1,000.