Using Tech, Media and Art for Youth Programming and Engagement

Topical Peer Conversation

Post-pandemic, there has been a significant rise in teenage violence and gang involvement in parks. To address this issue, park officials can leverage technology, media, and art to better engage and program for the youth in our communities.

This Peer Conversation will explore youth programs and solutions that prioritize their expression, well-being, and professional development. Discussion leaders will share how they have reimagined youth spaces and activities in parks to focus on technology, media, and the arts. They will discuss additional services such as free meals, no-cost programs, youth employment, and on-site youth workers. Attendees are encouraged to share innovative ways they are connecting, engaging, and supporting the youth they serve, specifically focusing on how technology can be used as a tool for engagement.

Support for this session is provided by The Knight Foundation.


Raechel Bosch

Youth Technology and Career Skills Manager, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board