Maria Moon

The Los Angeles School District

Grant Awarded: $39,710

Designmatters is partnering with health professionals in the Los Angeles School District to Develop an Anti-gun violence educational toolkit for educators and middle school youth.

The program, titled "Where's Daryl?", challenges youth to reconsider naive assumptions about guns and think about how guns can negatively impact their lives and goals. Designmatters proposes to create a teachers' toolkit with background materials, activity ideas and participatory learning projects design to engage students through discussion and team collaboration. The program also includes the making of four humorous video shorts that show "Daryl" absent from his own life milestones because he is incarcerated by the juvenile justice system.