St. Paul, MN: Createch

Createch is a creative space for teens that provides physical spaces to gather, access tools needed to pursue interests and spark new passions, interact with mentors who support their individual growth. Createch is currently hosted at six sites: five Saint Paul Public Libraries, including one dedicated space open five days/week co-operated with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, and one is hosted at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN). Each space is different and shaped by teens, mentors, neighborhoods, and community partners.

“Take it and Make it Big”: Growing Partnerships with Libraries and Community-Based Organizations in St. Paul

In an article in Youth Media Reporter, the Createch program is credited for changing the ways in which the community in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota collaborates to improve digital media literacy. It focuses on the purpose of the Createch spaces in three St. Read the rest »

‘Read Brave’ Fosters Passionate Reading and Intergenerational Dialogue

Read Brave is a city-wide one book project in Saint Paul, Minnesota, facilitated by a small but passionate group from the Saint Paul Public Library’s Createch program, part of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network. Marika Staloch, one of the facilitators, recently spoke with K-Fai Steele, of the YOUmedia Network and the National Writing Project. Read the rest »