Read Brave is a city-wide one book project in Saint Paul, Minnesota, facilitated by a small but passionate group from the Saint Paul Public Library’s Createch program, part of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network. Marika Staloch, one of the facilitators, recently spoke with K-Fai Steele, of the YOUmedia Network and the National Writing Project. You can listen to the full interview below.
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At the YOUmedia Community of Practice site, Learning Labs practitioners from around the country share resources and expertise, and work toward improving their own practice.
A growing group of libraries have opened up space for maker projects as one way of experimenting with new identities to attract young patrons in the modern age.
Teens from YOUmedia Miami grow an antiviolence campaign by flooding social media with messages of nonviolence and providing a platform for students to create projects and discussions around the topic.
“Mentorship to me at its core is about love, you loving what you do enough to pass that knowledge on to the next person.” – Brother Mike Hawkins The typical mentor at a YOUmedia Learning Lab has an active creative practice. These mentor/artists include video producers, rappers, poets, fashion designers, illustrators, and more, and often […]
You wouldn’t necessarily expect the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden—an arm of the Smithsonian Institution—to be a teen hangout spot. Museums have a reputation for attracting a very different kind of crowd—older, for one, according to museum consultant Nina Simon in “The Participatory Museum.” But museums like the Hirshhorn are reaching out to young people—with […]
When Chancellor Bennett was suspended during his senior year at Jones College Prep in 2011, few would have guessed that just two years later he would be featured in major news publications and headlining Lollapalooza. During the ten-day suspension, Bennett, who is now more commonly known as “Chance the Rapper,” took to Chicago’s YOUmedia space to […]