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Friday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Civic Institutions and Youth Experiences

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Can we design experiences in our public schools and spaces that give youth opportunities to make meaningful choices on what impacts them? In Boston, we’ve been actively engaging young people in the redesign of school food (and other daily) experiences. With regulations, costs, logistics and supply chain complexities working against us, can we creatively fight these barriers in order to support youth voice and choice? We want to chat with others thinking critically about futures designed for, with, and by youth.


Roy Chan

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Roy Chan is a program director with the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, where he works with Boston’s institutions, communities, and citizens to improve the city’s education ecosystem. His projects to date have included increasing access to STEM education, personalizing... Read More →

Kimberly Lucas

Civic Research Director, New Urban Mechanics
Kim’s life has centered around questions, and she brings this expertise to her work as MONUM’s Director of Civic Research. Questioning who we think of as ‘expert’ and how stakeholders identify ‘value’ are two common threads in her work.  Kim holds a BA in Psychology and... Read More →

Max Stearns

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Max is a program director for the Housing Innovation Lab within the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. He is passionate about designing and building tools that empower those in need. He also enjoys designing and building furniture, but can only do that as his side hustle. His... Read More →

Jaclyn Youngblood

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Jaclyn is a program director in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. She focuses primarily on operations and systems prototypes, aiming to bring delight and a human touch to what can be overwhelming interactions with city agencies. Her work includes supporting non-instructional... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 125
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