The B!G Idea Dashboard > Team > Active Minds

Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

Mental health is a huge topic among young people. Many people's mental health fluctuates throughout the years, we want to make an impact and provide a space for the youth in our community to have a place to go and feel safe and relaxed in this environment.

What have you learned about the challenge that you didn't know before?

We have learned that there are people such as mentors who are there to help us to achieve challenges such as this, we never knew of this project and now we do.

Outline the specific problem you would like to solve for your Hero and two or three solutions you think would help.

problem of our hero is that they do not have a quiet house, and it can be hard to feel relaxed as the home space is stressful, our hero is the oldest sibling out of 3 others and they struggle with doing homework and balancing time with friends, this is creating lots of anxiety on them. Their parents always need their help around the house and with the siblings, and due to the stress on them they often argue with their parents. Our solution is that our hero goes to our youth center after school, they can do their homework quickly with no distractions and are surrounded by their friends to help them, once they are done they have the option to either go into the art or music rooms, this is a good way for them to let their anxieties out. After that, they can play on the consoles, pool/air hockey/foosball tables, or play darts with their friends. All of these activities will help our hero to feel relaxed have fun and not have to worry about their homework. When our hero goes home they will be happy and may be able to help out with the othersiblings.

Ask your Mentor anything.

How will you be able to guide us in creating this space and do you have any advice?

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