Megazine

Developing project frameworks for youth engagement, confidence, jobs and skills.

Working in partnerships with Plantation Productions, Social Work, The Princes Trust and NYPM (support for young unaccompanied asylum seekers) developing project frameworks for youth engagement, confidence, jobs and skills.

Working with a Youth Development Officer from Plantation Productions, I lead workshops and practical skills sessions to co-design products for two different groups of young people. This included supporting content design and production, graphic design for print, digital mapping and resourcing, digital connectivity and continuity and supporting research. Over 3 months, in fortnightly sessions, the groups of young people met with myself and the YDO to discuss, plan and action information and content for the production of a zine and digital assets. The young people were asked to draw on their own experiences, reflect on their aspirations and use design to help create some organisation of how they view the world. All the young people faced complex circumstances in their lives, and so attention was paid to autonomous decision making, supporting the delivery of authentic voices and positive potential application of skills.