Youth Development Labs Inc
YLabs was founded at the Harvard Innovation Lab in 2014 in response to a need for innovation in partnership with youth. Co-founders Rebecca Hope, Shannon Milroy and Majdi Osman saw that despite impressive global reductions in child mortality over recent decades, there had been little improvement in the health and survival of young people globally.
1.8 billion young people are currently transitioning to adulthood at a moment of rapid cultural and technological shifts. With an unprecedented youth population in the world’s poorest countries, working with young people to intentionally design their future success is a sure investment in better health and opportunity for everyone.
Since 2014, they’ve grown into a thriving multi-disciplinary organization working at the crossroads of design, public health, and measurement.
They seek to bring attention to the real challenges facing youth today.
YLabs is a team of physicians, designers, economists, developers, public health professionals and educators. They bring a unique mix of human-centered design, adolescent health, economic and health outcome evaluation, and implementation know-how to the global problems facing youth.
They are currently working in Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Ghana, India, Pakistan, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda and El Salvador. They seek to bring attention to the real challenges facing youth and to support young people to use their power, voice, and skills to make a difference.
Their partners include Pathfinder International, Partners in Health, Population Services International, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Glasswing International.See more