Y-LLEAD & Holistic Design Village
Y-LLEAD is a youth-led and intergenerational supported design, build, and community activation program. We are a mobile community-based learning lab bringing together design, STEAM, digital manufacturing, and youth brilliance to create intergenerational play and learning exchange opportunities to marginalized communities in Baltimore City and beyond. We believe design can heal, connect us with ancestors, reveal hidden histories, and reconnect us with the Earth. Holistic Design Village is an alternative learning village and intentional healing space based in mindfulness-awareness and holistic contemplative education. We use design and artisanship as tools for interpersonal and economic self-actualization, co-operative economic development, and youth leadership development. Our studio/learning village is currently available to youth organizations and high schools in Baltimore City.