- Chicago, IL: YOUmedia Chicago
- Chicago, IL: YOUmedia Chicago - Richard M. Daley Branch
- Chicago, IL: YOUmedia Chicago - Rudy Lozano Branch
- Chicago, IL: YOUmedia Chicago - Thurgood Marshall Branch
- Miami, FL: YOUmedia Miami
- New York, NY: YOUmedia programs at the DreamYard Art Center
- Washington, DC: ARTLAB+
- Learning Labs Projects
- Allentown, PA: Da Vinci Discovery Center
- Berkeley, CA: TechHive
- Billings, MT: Parmly Billings Library
- Columbia, MD: Howard County Library
- Columbus, OH: Metropolitan Library
- Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art
- Houston, TX: Museum of Fine Arts
- Kansas City, MO: Public Library
- Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
- Lynn, MA: Public Library
- Madison, WI: KidShare
- Nashville, TN: Public Library
- New York, NY: NYSCI
- Philadelphia, PA: Free Library of Philadelphia
- Pittsburgh, PA: The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Portland, OR: OMSI
- Poughkeepsie, NY: MediaLab
- Richmond, VA: Innovation Studio
- Rochester, NY: Cypher Productions @ Teen Central
- San Francisco, CA: Public Library
- St. Paul. MN: Public Library
- Thornton, CO: Rangeview Library District
- Tucson, AZ: Pima County Public Library
- Tuscaloosa, AL: Discovery Learning Lab
- Contact Us
The online space is a social network where youth share their creations, critique work, and collaborate. Mentors model good online behavior and collaboration here as well. Most online spaces are closed social networks, meaning only YOUmedia teens and mentors can participate and share their work.
The online space enables teens to become better poets and videographers and share their work with their friends. It also allows teens and mentors to stay in touch beyond the YOUmedia operating hours. The social network is an important tool to help everyone stay connected even when they can't be in the physical space.
The online space also acts as an archive. As new students join YOUmedia, they can see what other students have created—and the scope of what is possible.
One option is to use iRemix, an online space that YOUmedia Chicago uses. Using iRemix also makes it easier to collect important information for evaluations. However, others, such as DreamYard, have devised their own online spaces.
Here’s Digital Youth Network founder, Nichole Pinkard talking about the importance of online spaces to showcase work and evaluate progress.
YOUmedia Chicago’s Brother Mike talks about iRemix and how the space is a zone where teens can "go deep" and develop iterations of their work based on student critiques. He also discusses how staff use it to develop programming ideas.
DreamYard's Tim Lord discusses how they are using other social networks.