ROSE Community Development managed a Daycation youth engagement program for the spring/summer 2017 launch of v1 of the Daycation mobile app. Teams of local youth created and marketed their own Daycations, sharing the neighborhood places they love and know best.
Teams came from the following organizations:
- Momentum Alliance
- The Blueprint Foundation
- Lents Youth Initiative
- Urban Nature Partners PDX
- OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
- Boys & Girls Club
"These places, and the memories attached to them, are very close to my heart," said Brian Flores Garcia of the Lents Youth Initiative. "Daycation is the place to share them, so others can discover hidden gems they might not have known about otherwise." Please see the blog section below for more from Brian about the 2017 youth kick-off at the Oregon Zoo and what he loves about the Daycation concept.
Working with Daycation partners the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Metro and Frank Creative, the youth are providing feedback on development of the Daycation app, website and social media campaign, while gaining exposure to marketing, conservation, tech development and more.