Working alongside other young people who share the same passion, youth can inspire each other, develop their creative confidence, and make vital contributions to the communities in which they live.
Inspired by an
idea to use
social action as a vehicle to cultivate creative confidence and empower youth, combined with the
BIG NEWS that kids/youth want to learn and do by focusing on what they care about and enjoy, this is a proposal to invite youth to join a
passion specific group that will work to identify and tackle needs within their communities by employing
what they love to do.
The groups can invite community members to brainstorm for ideas around needs. They can also invite them to participate in the design process which can be guided by toolkits.
Young teens will need mentors to guide them in their groups. University students or young adults can choose to work with a mentor or dive in on their own with toolkits for guides.
My inspiration is The Rural Studio and the work Samuel Mockbee, architect, educator, and painter. Everyone rich or poor deserves the benefit of good design. "Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul."
(A design build program located in Hale County, Alabama - a program of Auburn University, School of Architecture.)