ROLE: Design Lead
Goal of this workshop was to engage in conversation with teens and young adults to gain insights that assist in the development of the Youth Advisory Council, a board that helps cater Hopelab products to their own demographic. We had 12 attendees between 18-23 years of age and 2 main activities:  A Post-it brainstorm session & MadLib activity.
Key takeaways included how  young people felt about their communities and its lack mental health services and safe spaces as well as the want for internships that were project-based. 
Some of the recommendations provided were on determining the screening strategy (interviewing, what’s their “story,” etc.), recruitment timelines, mentorship structures and creating a community and culture of youth involvement.
Acknowledgements: Maddy Suennen and Kim Huynh

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