Cultivating ChangeMakers

The youths have always been the biggest agents of change in their communities. However, the Y is losing ground with young people. In 2004, 50% of the YMCA’s membership were youth (14-24 y.o). In 2019, that number was 39%. The Y has always been seen as taking a parental role to these youths instead of…

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH

How might we provide better access to mental health services for college students?  In a 2016 national survey of college students, 85% reported feeling overwhelmed by demands, and reports of academic pressure and increased stress are now commonplace. In another study, conducted by Barnes and Noble, 76 percent of the students reported experiencing mental health…

CITIES OF THE FUTURE

Help introduce young minds to the joys of designing and inventing!  The League of Young Inventors and Design for America at NYU are aiming to develop a series of hands-on, child-friendly, cost-effective, and scientifically-sound projects for an upcoming Cities of the Future program we will be offering in upper elementary NYC classrooms (grades 3-5) in…

DFA Design Jam: NYU Students Exercise Empathy in Improving Accessibility Design

Students at New York University were presented with the rare opportunity of making the world more accessible. Armed with their notepads and Post-It notes, NYU students from several schools including NYU Tandon participated in Design Jam, a flagship event organized by NYU’s Design for America (DFA) student club, an organization hosted by NYU Tandon but open to students from…

STEM Design for Children 

Help introduce young minds to the joys of designing and inventing! The League of Young Inventors and Design for America at NYU are looking for a team of NYU design thinkers to develop a series of hands-on, child-friendly, cost-effective, and scientifically-sound projects for an upcoming Cities of the Future program we will be offering in…