Log Number: ARPML-250855-OMLS-22

Explora will implement their Empowering Teens for Mental Health at X Studio project. This work will bring together local teens, mental health professionals, and museum staff to develop expanded teen mental health programs and resources, increase museum staff capacity to support teens’ mental health, increase teens’ awareness of mental health careers, and design a teen lounge at Explora’s new X Studio. The project team will learn from Explora teens and teens in the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council about their concerns, aspirations, and specific questions related to mental health during the emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic. It also will hire and train staff with a focus on socioemotional learning and youth development and guide the teens through an evaluation of their project.