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A Note About Walking the Walk 2020-21:

This year, we will be holding 13 sessions on Sunday afternoons (2:00-4:00 pm) between October 18, 2020 and April 25, 2021.  Completion of the program will result in an award of 30 hours of community service.


Interfaith Philadelphia is committed to the safety of youth, their families, and our community in the face of COVID-19.  The Walking the Walk youth initiative will be offered virtually through Zoom until at least February 2021.  It is our hope to gather in person for experiential sessions in Spring 2021 while utilizing PPE, social distancing, and outdoor spaces.  Interfaith Philadelphia staff and host communities will make a final decision on in-person gathering in 2021.


Applications are due by October 1st.


If you have any questions concerning the program or COVID-19 safety, please contact Anneke Kat, Youth & Community Programs Manager, at



The Walking the Walk Youth Initiative is a nationally-recognized program youth leadership program.  Young people engage with other youth from all over the city, learn about what drives their moral imagination in the world, and participate in activities and conversations that stretch them to grow as leaders with empathy, curiosity for difference, and skills for allyship and solidarity.


Field-tested in urban and suburban settings with schools and congregations of many faiths over the course of more than 10 years, the Walking the Walk Youth Initiative features an innovative curriculum designed by a multi-faith professional team with expertise in youth development, service-learning, and systems change. Each Walking the Walk group is led by a team of individuals charged with nurturing the best experience possible. Group Leaders are hired and trained by Interfaith Philadelphia to facilitate Walking the Walk sessions and coordinate partnerships with congregations and service sites.


For educators and leaders outside of the Philadelphia region, please check out our curriculum sample below and contact us if you are interested in starting a Walking the Walk program in your area!

For more information about the program, please contact Sara Zebovitz:  | (215) 222-1012 x5

“Walking the Walk is the most sophisticated youth program I have seen across the country.”

Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder of Interfaith Youth Core

NPR Interview 2/12/08


Our Model


Interfaith Engagement
Creative Reflection
Community Building
Service Learning

Youth Impact


Develop  deeper commitment to addressing current events and social issues
Increase  pride in one's own heritage
Build  friendships, have meaningful conversations, and discover shared values
Experience  worship spaces and holidays of many traditions
Learn  to stand up for people being put down
Actualize  values through thoughtful community service
Appreciate  traditions and identities of others
Become  a more competitive college or job applicant
Appreciate  a tightly-knit community of Walking the Walk Alumni
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