Youth Design



Youth Design is a unique summer mentorship program that introduces inner-city high school students to careers in the design profession by providing high quality, paying design jobs in Boston area design firms, agencies, and in-house design departments. The program was founded by Denise Korn and is run in partnership with the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Boston chapter, and Boston’s Private Industry Council (PIC) that organizes the private sector component of Mayor Menino’s Summer Jobs Campaign.

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For Mentors

Youth Design students bring enthusiasm, intelligence, fresh ideas, and make valuable contributions to their workplaces. Energize your workforce with community outreach! Connect with some of your area’s most highly motivated and talented kids. Help grow your community’s creative workforce—give back to and promote the creative profession!


For Students

This unique summer mentorship program introduces high school students to careers in the design profession. AIGA, the Private Industry Council of Mayor Menino’s office (PIC) and partnering schools in the Boston Public School system collaborate on this program to provide creative work opportunities to you—motivated young people—enabling you to work in a variety of design workplaces and create inroads to long term careers in Boston’s vibrant design industry.