A Creative Technology Space for Teens
- Monday – Thursday: 3 – 8 pm
- Friday: 3 – 6 pm
Createch Studio is a state-of-the-art Digitial learning Lab that allows youth to explore their creative talents through current and emerging technologies. The open space is shaped by youth community members as well as mentors who have a passion for youth development.
The Institute of Museum and Library Service and the MacArthur Foundation chose the partnership of Saint Paul Public Library and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation to participate in the first round of their Digital Learning Labs project. The agencies received an 18-month $100,000 grant to plan the project.
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Articles and presentations
Arlington Hills teen center already a hub of activity
Interview with YALSA January, 2014
More information on Learning Labs
HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out): HOMAGO Guidebook (PDF)
Mimi Ito on HOMAGO
The Digital Learning Labs project is based on the success of the YOUMedia project at the Chicago Public Library.
YOUmedia: Innovate to Educate from Ben Wolff on Vimeo.
Find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Createch Studio’s Learning Labs Grant.
Createch Studio participates in Sprockets, an interorganizational network aimed at improving the quality and availability of after-school and summer programs for youth and their families in Saint Paul. Information about your child’s participation in this activity will be used to help assess the quality and effectiveness of out-of-school-time programs. Information about your child will be kept confidential and your child will never be identified in any evaluation or research report. You have the right to review the Data Privacy Notice. If you do not want your child’s data to be included in evaluations or research related to Sprockets, please notify our staff and sign the non-consent form. This will NOT affect your child’s participation in the program.
The studio provides youth with ample space to test out their ideas.
A workspace and extensive whiteboard allows youth to easily collaborate.
Casual seating gives youth the ability to unwind.