Our Youth Advocates performed wonderfully.
They constructed a very diverse set of maps – some were drawn to provide the viewer with a first person perspective, others were drawn to resemble the very maps you use on your phone and others focused more on the beauty of landmarks in Pasadena.
Although we all had a great time, it wasn’t just fun and games. This map drawing endeavor was brought forth by Cal Poly Pomona Urban Planning Graduate Student, Katya Khankhalaeva. Katya is working on a study that compares the views of preferable spaces from children in different parts of Los Angeles; she wants to further examine how contemporary urban environments are limiting mobility and play opportunities for children. Along with semi-structured interviews, Katya collected valuable information and encouraged our Youth Advocates to think critically about their spaces and homes.
Once our aspiring cartographers were done, Day One staff and Youth Advocates jumped on Torus for a unique family portrait and a little fun.