In December we finished the planning and coordination of our 11th youth cohort with the CSC project, and the excitement has been real! Our focus this time is all about self expression! The past two years we have all been under tremendous challenges during this pandemic. We wanted to provide a safe and brave space for Canadian youth to feel seen and heard. We had an overwhelming response to our call out, and were happy to see some alumni join us again! We met for two weeks before the holidays and will finish up in the New Year!
Our first guest speaker was Jim Han, a long time friend of mindyourmind, who teaches hip hop based education. He led an awesome session on hip hop education and expression. Our youth were rapping their original lyrics and found solidarity in the raw and real life and culture of hip hop. Check out what Jim is doing School of Hip Hop and take a look at a past interview we had with him, Jim Han: Connecting the Dots.
Stay tuned to hear who comes out next month and where our youth take their own creative expression endeavors!!
Read more about our past Design Lab youth cohorts, and see what amazing mental health resources they co-developed. If you’re interested in receiving any copies of books, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
youthexperts with mindyourmind is funded by Canada Service Corps, a national movement that empowers youth aged 15–30 to gain experience and build important skills while giving back to their community. Learn more at Canada.ca/CanadaServiceCorps.