Make the Future - Youth Initiative

Here is are potential datasets of key partners:

https://out2learn.force.com https://youth.gov/evidence-innovation/program-directory

Below is our flow of ideas on the Design Houston Youth Initiative:

Here's our presentation from Saturday: https://youtube.com/watch?v=d7KpcUYgxjw

Here is our initial Goal/statement and feedback on how our team is looking to make an impact:

http://youtu.be/NGfxD3p3USY

Key Partners
HCC-makerspace
Tech-Link
Workshop Houston
SHAPE-Deloyd Parker
Good Hope-DZ Cofield
CHANGE HAPPENS CDC-Rev Leslie Smith
Shrine of the Black Madonna
OG1-Started Life Recovery (20 yrs) that HBO stole as Scared Straight/Now called Scared Love)
Community Gardens
Urban League-financial counseling/support
Probation/Courts
Dwight Boykins
Beatrice Mayes Institute
Super Neighborhood/Block groups
Urban League-financial counseling
Black chamber of commerce
EEDC
Baker - Ripley mobile makerspace/Fab-Lab Houston
TXRX-Make to Market/Inventor (ages 16-17)
Sears Bldg-Startup/Innovation District
SummerReeves@Accenture.com
MATCH-Ensemble Theatres
City of Houston-Dir of Innovation

Provisions
staff/mentors/speakers/counselors
transportation
food
mobile makerspace
creative outlets
swag/gear
talent showcase/competition

Key Questions

Who is it for?
Tina's brother, Patrick who lives w/grandmother.  (age 13) Middle School Students

What does it do?
Mentorship/skills/peer governance/development/shadowing/speakers

What does it solve?
create a brighter future for our troubled youth

What is the idea?
broker pathways to success

How might it fail?
failure to meet wholistic needs
outside influences
undefined processes
absence of key partners

How do you prototype/illustrate?
contests/gamification/local maker space events
super neighborhood competitions

What does success look like? How do you measure success?
Personal goals met/progress
participation

How do you make it happen?
do a journey map for (Patrick) constituents
confidential survey cards
skit/storyboard/script/service blueprint

INPUTS
Intake: 2 - 3 steps
Referrals-court/schools
Intuitive counseling outreach
church campaign
peer governance-coop/collaborative
apprenticeship-train the trainer


PROCESS
Youth Reviews:
http://docs.google.com/document/d/1tOmPl0RirF-y3eOXAr1M_nQKQHdFe1SrToKF03uPP08
Competitions/Showcase/Projects
Writing
oratory/singing/
Tech

Journey Map
-From trouble/limited options/unresolved conflict/disengaged from community
-Trigger from referral/outreach-launch event 
-Identify challenges/competencies/priorities/goals
-Direction on needs
-Ideation workshop
-Put steps to the process/timetables/blueprint/levels of success
-Skills development/education/mentoring/apprenticeship/projects
-Connect w/key partners
-Peer governance-coop/feedback loops/referrals
-Designations/roles
-Track goals
-Showcase/Competition/Gamification/Community improvement projects
-Portfolio review
-Best practices
-Mentoring peers

Infrastructure
staff/resource development
process mgmt


OUTCOMES
Success stories
Personal goals met/progress toward goals
Personal/Peer governance/badges/referrals
Community involvement/participation in conflict resolution
Peer mentorship


Proof of concept
-learn from youth court competition

What's next for Make the Future - Youth Initiative

We meet with the City of Houston tomorrow to discuss how we may partner with them for funding.

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