designExplorr is a celebration of design learning and is the organization which grew out of my thesis research work Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines. The organization’s #1DesignGoal is to create opportunities that allow underrepresented youth to participate in design activities. Our spaces encourage creative youth to explore their love of art and connect it to career opportunities within the design industry. Being exposed to design allows young people to be creative, think critically, develop problem-solving skills and become better communicators. Last year I shared my love of design with 100 youth through presentations, workshops, design challenges and school visits. In an effort to increase diversity in design disciplines, this year I want to triple that number. And I need your help to reach that goal. Use this contact form to share the names of people, potential organizations, educational institutions and special interest programs you recommend I contact to help reach my goal of exposing more underrepresented youth to career opportunities that exist within the design industry.