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Youth Design Reebok Tour

As one of the Thursday Morning Workshops, Youth Design toured a company known for their athletic shoes, apparel and innovation since 1895, Reebok. Youth Design saw cutting edge fitness equipment in Reebok’s Cross Fit, and the freshest fashion and shoe designs on the creative floor.

Meeting with tradesmen who constructed shoes by hand and on the computer, Youth Designers received great advice on how to advance in the design field.

The tour finished with a scavenger hunt.  After being spilt into groups, scavenger hunt questions led Youth Designers between stations focused on color, innovation, graphic design, clothing trends, footwear trends and team building.

The groups played outdoor games as a team, chose color schemes for Reebok shoes, created classic clothing trends, arranged trend colors and saw the different stages of Reebok’s logo.

After enjoying their scavenger haunt and delicious lunch Youth Designers were given Reebok book bags filled products and a coupon for a custom pair of Reeboks inside.

Youth Design would like to thank the PIC volunteers and all the staff at Reebok who made this possible!

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Youth Design Girls Closet 2012

In honor of the Boston Fashion and Lifestyles Tour, Youth Design leadership and the ladies of Korn Design organized a glamorous night for our Youth Design girls. Youth Design girls were treated to refreshments and tables lined with designer goods from 5-7pm on Thursday August 2nd.

Each Youth Designer was allowed to take their fill of professional attire, casual gear, accessories and shoes. Laughter and smiles resonated through the Korn Design office that so graciously donated space for the event. Youth Design girls left the closet with bags stocked to the brim with items to wear and share.

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Youth Design ICA Workshop

Youth Design visited the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and it was absolutely fantastic.

The morning started off on the grandstand overlooking the harbor, Youth Designers sat on the steps as Denise and Nikki Korn (Principal, Cause Consulting) started off the morning with a few words. Several Youth Designers stood up and shared how they’re progressing with their ideas for 2012 Youth Designers Take Action Design Competition and everyone had a short dialogue giving advice and discussing the process of creating a design for a cause.

Youth Designers were then split into 3 groups and led on a guided tour of the various exhibits on display at the ICA. Youth Designers were shown the permanent collection which included various photographic works, sculpture, and installations. They were then led to see the exhibition on view, titled “Some Pictures of the Infinite” by Josiah Mcehlheny. It was a really great experience for everyone and Youth Designers sparked some very insightful and thoughtful discussions with tour guides about the art and the message that it presented.

After the tour, the three groups congregated in the Art Lab for an hour long meeting and general discussion. A few representatives of the ICA talked about teen programs available at the ICA. Following the ICA’s presentation, Denise took the stage and led a discussion with Youth Designers about their experiences at their internships so far. Youth Designers were invited to stand up and speak about their experience so far, how their expectations compare to the real thing, and anything else they wanted to reflect upon. It was a really great discussion with lots of sharing. Several Youth Designers who are in the program for their second year gave advice around dealing with struggles at work and how to be as efficient as possible.