Hopelab Projects

Hopelab teams work for weeks, months, even years through the phases of our innovation framework to discover, build, test, and distribute tech solutions that improve the health and happiness of teens and young adults. In cases where projects do not produce products, these sprints, workshops, and advisory roles with partner organizations often yield valuable insights and deep learnings. Learn more about our projects below.   

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Teen Vaping Cessation and Mental Health Support

In partnership with an expert field of researchers, designers, and content creators, Hopelab is setting out to improve the physical and mental health of teens by designing technology to support their ability to quit vaping.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Resilience

Hopelab’s team of researchers, strategists, designers, and communicators are building tools to support the health and happiness of LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. The milk collaborative, a partnership between Hopelab, CenterLink, and the It Gets Better Project, will build, test, and scale a digital mental well-being tool to measurably improve the health and happiness of young queer people.

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External Investments at Hopelab
The Future of Healthcare

This capability will allow us the flexibility to support both for-profit and nonprofit teams dedicated to scaling social impact. The health challenges facing today’s young people are multidimensional, intersectional, and broad.

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A Collaboration to Scale the MoMba Maternal Health App

A research and engagement workshop with Elevate and Hopelab to better articulate the MoMba maternal mental health app’s value proposition.

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A Collaboration With The Ounce of Prevention Fund
Behavior Change

Over the course of two months, the teams discussed the overall strategy for developing and implementing the tool, landed on a process for choosing the right design and innovation firm for the project, and reviewed and clarified the product’s impact pathway.

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UNICEF Kid Power Research & Design Workshop
Behavior Change

The UNICEF team engaged Hopelab in a two-day research and design workshop to share learnings on the benefits of help-giving and the power of prosocial motivation and ideate ways to the social-emotional effects of the Kid Power program.

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The JED Project: Saving teens’ lives by empowering peer support
Mental Health

Working closely with The Jed Foundation, we worked through a process to author guidelines that would help create campaigns to save more lives.

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Exploring Young People’s Social Media Experiences
Social Media

What leads to a positive social media experience? Hopelab teamed up with the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing to find out.

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