Imagine an educational experience that empowers young creative minds.
For the thousands of children who enter into the child welfare system each year, there are minimal opportunities for creative expression, mentorship, and support. As a result many youth grow-up emotionally detached. In response to this need, workshops were developed to to teach participants how to generate, visualize, prototype their ideas, and empower creative thinking in at-risk youth.
Gradually the workshops were expanded to incorporate co-creation sessions with youth and their care providers to apply human-centered design to identify opportunities for improving the child welfare experience for everyone involved.
Initial workshops led to working as a facilitator with other organizations focused on youth empowerment, including the KID Mob, Brooklyn Woods, and the New York Foundling.