YouthWorks Projects Highlight Intern Creativity

Near the end of our program year, YouthWorks held its second annual Department Research Project Competition. Throughout the year, YouthWorks participants conducted research and created projects about the departments in which they worked as interns. In the projects, interns shared their experience working in their departments as well as an overview of department functions, the importance of the department to San Francisco, and information on current department projects. Interns had total creative freedom to design their individual projects, and entries included poster boards, power point presentations, news articles, building models, movies and much more.

After presenting to their workshop groups, interns selected the top projects from their peers to be shown at the YouthWorks Department Research Project Final Competition. In this final showdown, intern finalists presented their projects to an audience of their peers, program mentors and to a panel of judges for a chance to win a grand prize.

We are proud to share projects by the winners of this year’s competition. Hit the links below to check out the projects that are available online:

Final Winning entries:

James Huang, Assessor Recorder

Shelly Ta, San Francisco Main Library Public Affairs Department

Nicholas Torrano, Public Utilities Commission

Honorable Mention:

Kyron Convington, SF Youth Commission

Maria Gomez and Libing Li, Public Utilities Commission

J’Leyia Dailey and Jason Lagandaon, Department of Children, Youth and their Families

Marvin Yan, San Francisco Main Library Audiovisual Department

Johnathan Diaz, Child Support Services

Shirley Huang, intern in the Department of Public Health

Thanks to all of the interns for their impressive creativity and hard work. Thanks also to our panel of judges for their support for this program contest!

Pictured: a group of Department Research Project finalists