9/22/2022 Fall ’22 Designer in Residence: Karen Proctor, Improv Lab

by Manolo Ampudia and Emily Herrick

“A facilitation method that develops active citizens — giving young adults in NYC the skills to understand how local government affects the wellbeing of their neighborhoods.”

Thesis Paper: (PDF)

You Are Here is a roadmap for staff members in youth development organizations who are interested in more meaningful civic learning — in moving away from lessons about “civic duty” and “your vote matters”— towards helping students understand how they are connected to their community — and by extension local government. Staff members are provided with a set of principles and tools to facilitate student-centered discussions where students reflect on their own values, identify issues they care about, and think critically about their role in their communities.

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