Apply to Participate in a Salt Lake City Youth250 Workshop

Calling institutional leaders and Gen Z individuals: You are invited to apply to participate in our Youth250 workshop, to inform the Gen Z-driven strategy for how American institutions commemorate and observe the 250th anniversary of the United States.

Workshop date: Friday, Sept. 6, 2024, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Workshop location: Utah Historical Society in Salt Lake City
Deadline to apply: July 26, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Who Can Apply? *Gen Z individuals local to Utah, ages 18-30, as well as institutional leaders, senior-level staff and decision makers in history, civics, government, or similar.

*Gen Z participants will receive a $200 stipend for participating in the day-long workshop.


What we’ll do together: With the nation’s museums and cultural institutions set to host festivals, parades, events and exhibitions as we commemorate 250 years since our founding, we need help from younger people to shape everything from the vibe to the swag to the proverbial playlists. This workshop is a rare opportunity to bring together decision-makers with taste-makers on equal footing in the civic space, uniquely hosted by regional historic sites, to dream, scheme and have some fun imagining the future and incubating ideas.

This will be a facilitated workshop, allowing time to connect and share experiences and perspectives of the country today and co-create new foundations for how we celebrate and reckon with our promises and practices. It will be an interactive and participatory experience, and a chance to meet others in your area who want to channel hope and vision into setting up our country for the next 250 years. Come make your voice heard, learn new tools and tricks from the cutting edge of human-centered design, and leave your fingerprints on the youth expression of this major milestone in our history.

How to apply: Click here to complete the application by 11:59 p.m. on July 26, 2024.


About Youth250: Made By Us connects young adults with the power of history to make a better future. With our coalition of hundreds of museums and historic sites nationwide, and programs that serve Millennials and Gen Z, we’re working to bridge past, present and future. Youth250 is the nationwide, youth-focused effort to bring Gen Z input and perspectives to how we mark the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026.  The Utah Historical Society is a Made By Us partner and one of four sites across the country participating in the Youth250 program generously supported by the Institute for Museum & Library Services.