"Designing has taught me to be myself, to conquer my fears, and not be afraid to do anything. I used to be shy to speak to people... I feel amazing, loved, and inspired."
Thomas C, 12 Years Old
"From the way you opened to the reflective feedback you provide to us to the great care you’ve put into creating today’s itinerary to focus on our ultimate objectives. I am so thankful and impressed."
Jackqlyn N, Principal Equity Lab
"That was truly one of the most powerful days I've ever had at GA. I loved watching our adult and student designers learning from each other, being open to feedback, and collaborating on the projects."
Ben G, Senior Instructor Manager
General Assembly DC
"Designing has taught me to empathize with people who enjoy what I will make. To be a Designer is to be a leader and to care for other people. I feel proud; I am a world-changer, I am growing."
Angel H, 12 Years Old
"I was blown away by how engaged the students were and even more impacted and inspired by the hard work and dedication of your staff! I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be involved!"
Javi C, UXDI Instructor
General Assembly DC
"The instruction content is very useful and rich as well as the activities which are very well designed and attract many students' interests."
Sylvia H, Founder GYE Zone
Silicon Valley, CA | Shanghai, China
“This program taught me how to be more creative and passionate and how to care for people more and care for myself. It is important to me to design because now I think a lot about other people and how people should be treated. I feel amazed because I didn’t see myself doing this a year ago.”
Deven M, 12 years old
“I used to think design was to use your critical skills to draw something. Now I think design is to cater to the need of the user. I liked the experiences and feelings during the process of designing.”
GYE Zone, China Division
“I got to see the inspiring work firsthand as our youngest community stakeholders iterated and developed ideas to host an event to promote awareness and healing around gun violence in our community. It was such an incredible gift to see everyone in action.”
Kamilah H, Senior Director of College Support