Youth Innovation Idea Lab - November 13 2020

Youth Innovation Idea Lab November 2020

Join us at California’s Next Youth Innovation Idea Lab - November 13th // 3:30 – 6:00 pm // Virtual Event

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In preparation for each of the three Youth Innovation Idea Labs, local students are invited to use different forms of media (e.g. photography, poetry, drawings, etc.), to illustrate something about their school or community that they would like to change or see more of in the name of student wellness and mental health. The following pieces were received in preparation for the third idea lab scheduled for November 13th. Download Images as PDF


  • 3:30-3:40pm: Pre-Welcome
  • 3:40-4:00pm: Welcome, Community Agreements, Mental Health Support
  • 4:00-4:15pm: Racial Equity Presentation
  • 4:15pm-4:20pm: Break, transition to breakout rooms
  • 4:20-5pm: Sprouted Concept (2 groups), Adult Allies Brainstorm (1 group)
  • 5-5:05pm: Break, transition
  • 5:05-5:45pm: Debrief and County Conversation (adults and youth)
  • 5:45-6pm: Next Steps and Closing

Event Logistics

Leadership Self Assessment Idea Lab Flyer Idea Lab Flyer (Spanish)

The Youth Committee asks that participants agree to follow the community guidelines below:

Zoom Etiquette

  • Please join event a few minutes early
  • Embrace the awkwardness
  • Please mute yourself when you’re not speaking
  • Please minimize phone use
  • Please do not interrupt others; Use the “raise hand” and chat box features to provide feedback
  • The Youth Innovation Lab is a youth-led and youth-focused event, so we hope that you can feel comfortable to appear on camera
    • Appearing on camera is not mandatory, but is very appreciated. We welcome positive body language, such as eye contact, head nodding, thumbs up, and use of the chat feature.
  • Community Garden
    • Safe Space
      • Together, we promise to respect each other’s opinions, experiences, and levels of understanding
    • Step up, Step back
      • Adult allies promise to “step back” in order to highlight the youth voice
    • Throw glitter, not shade
      • Remember, one person’s opinion is not another person’s reality
      • Remember that systemic racism informs our different experiences
    • Oops vs. Ouch
      • Assume that participants have good intentions
      • Recognize that “I didn’t mean to come off that way” does not equal “I’m sorry”
      • Acknowledge one another’s experiences and emotions. Be willing to apologize
    • Don’t yuck my yum
      • Recognize any strong emotions and/or triggers you may feel and use the supports made available to you
    • Promote the solutions and takeaways from the session

    Youth Innovation County Contacts/Resources

    This Youth Innovation Idea Lab #3 is a collaboration between Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties. You can follow-up with a County contact and access resources with the information below:

    • Shasta County
      • Shasta County contact for youth who want to get involved in community planning: Christopher Diamond, Community Education Specialist:
      • 211 Shasta, for youth mental health resources and more:
      • If youth would like to get involved in the fight against mental health stigma, learn more at or contact Christopher.
    • Tehama County
      • Tehama County contact for youth who want to get involved in community planning: Travis Lyon, MHSA Coordinator:
      • LivingWorks Start, a 90 minute, online suicide intervention training. The curriculum is appropriate for people 13 and up. You can experience LivingWorks Start by contacting to get a special link to take the course within 2 weeks. Download Flyer

    Additional Resources for Youth

    All Downloads

    The files below are all the files that were made available within this page: