the Ylab model
At YLab, we’re committed to doing things differently. We see our impact not only in the project work we do with our partners but also in providing meaningful, legitimate employment and skill development opportunities to the young people in our network, our YLab Associates.
YLab has an active community of 70 YLab Associates who have diverse lived and technical expertise. They bring this expertise to our work and undeniably add the greatest value to what we do. They intimately understand the problems we're trying to solve because they’re structural challenges they face in their own lives.
This means they hold unique perspectives on the patterns of the systems YLab works within and the innovative solutions required to improve systems and practices. Our model is to provide meaningful employment - and coaching, and capability development for the YLab Associates.