• Understanding the Post-Emergent Phase of a Makerspace

  • Why Libraries Are More Important Now Than Ever

  • 10 Connected Learning Lesson Plans from the Remake Learning Network

  • Fail and Try Again: Maker Jawn at the Free Library gets Philadelphians of all stripes involved in the maker movement

  • Teen 365 Helps Teens Create Pathways to Happy and Successful Adulthoods

  • Kansas City Digital Media Lab

The YOUmedia Learning Labs Network believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and communities nationally to develop and sustain leadership for educational improvement. The labs are creative, transformative, and dynamic spaces that aim to put Connected Learning into action. With a commitment to equity and digital inclusion, they expand opportunities for interest-driven learning by youth.


Kansas City Digital Media Lab

In 2012, the Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) received a YOUmedia planning grant offered through the MacArthur Foundation and Institute of Museum and Library Services to design a YOUmedia Learning Lab program. Read the rest »

Teen 365 Helps Teens Create Pathways to Happy and Successful Adulthoods

Teen 365 is a year-round program for youth ages 12–18 that supports the vision and mission of Pima County Public Library services to young adults by ensuring that all YA programs support teens in developing skills, connections, and opportunities to create a successful and happy adulthood. Read the rest »


New York, NY: DreamYard Art Center

Housed at the DreamYard Art Center in the Morrisania neighborhood of the South Bronx