Meeting Community Needs

Meeting Community Needs

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In 2022, ASAE created Meeting Community Needs, an initiative working in partnership with host cities to impact positive change based on the needs of the local community. The host committee cities selected workforce as the common issue to show how associations and their destination partners can do well by doing good in the host cities where we meet.

For the 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, ASAE and Destination Cleveland are working with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) to bring 25 students to the conference on Sunday, August 11 to:

  • Expose students to the world of associations, including potential employment opportunities within associations
  • Meaningfully connect them to subject matter leaders that align to their areas of interest
  • Show them the behind-the-scenes world of meetings and conventions and the critical role they play in Cleveland’s tourism economy
Y.O.U. serves teens and young adults, ages 14-24, living in under-resourced areas in northeast Ohio. Their mission is to prepare teens and young adults to become economically self-sufficient contributors to building Northeast Ohio's educated, skilled and inclusive workforce.

As our identified non-profit organization, Y.O.U. will recieve all proceeds collected from the Cleveland Experience tours and the 5k Fun Run/Walk.

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