YouthBuild Boston’s Designery Program, post 1

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Michael Joseph de St. Aubin, MDes in Risk & Resilience, 2018

Summer 2017

Organization: YouthBuild Boston, Designery Program, Boston, MA

Sponsor: Boston Community Service Fellowship


“For the first two weeks of the fellowship the other Lead Designers and I led interview sessions and student workshops. In total, 18 Boston high school students applied for our summer program and we had to narrow it down to 15.

I was actually surprised at how difficult and taxing the selection process was, considering we only had to narrow it down by 3. All of the students we met with were enthusiastic about the opportunity and eager to join.



In addition to leading a youth design education program, the YouthBuild Boston’s Designery also provides subsidized professional design services for other non-profits. I spent some of my time during the first week designing a temporary park to be constructed outside of District Hall in Boston’s Seaport district. It was also my role to figure out some roof details for a home currently under construction by YouthBuild Boston’s construction education program.”