The summer of making has kicked off to a great start and the heat is on! Check out the Summer of Making for a chance to win a laptop, Amazon gift cards, a Sparkfun electronics kit, and most importantly, a pizza party. You have the chance to explore your creative genius by making something, anything really, and submitting it to the teen website for a shot at a prize. Pass by the ideaLAB and you’ll see the Summer of Making Meter.
Lately, I’ve been staring at my phone and running into things. Maybe you have too? I work at the Central library and the Pokémon hunting is nuts! I caught 7 Pokémon on my way into the building this morning and 517 CP Electabuzz as I was putting my backpack away. As I was checking my phone to tell you about it, I caught a 312 CP Machop! Thank you lure setters!
Need help getting back on track or know a youth who does?
The Denver Opportunity Youth Investment Initiative connects youth with a coach who will guide them to overcome their barriers, and provide assistance along the path to success.
Want to win a sweet prize this summer? It’s easy.
1. Make something. Anything.
3. Repeat. Every project increases your chances to win.
All projects must be submitted between June 1 and August 13 to qualify. Questions? Ask ideaLAB Staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Mental Health Awareness Day is Wednesday, May 11
Wear lime green to show your support on May 11!
FACT: 1 in 4 Colorado teens are struggling with mental health issues.
FACT: Suicide is the leading cause of death in Colorado for teens ages 15-24.
FACT: 50% of mental health conditions begin by age 14.
FACT: 1 in 10 Denver high school students have considered suicide in the last year.
Love audiobooks? How about FREE audiobooks? Check out SYNC this summer! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens and starting May 5, 2016, they will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of titles based on weekly themes.