Case Studies

Learn more about our work! From the behavior-change tech we’ve co-created with young people, to pilot randomized-controlled trials, to the collaborations we’ve forged with academics, to the sprints and workshops that yield valuable insights and deep learnings — Hopelab is at the intersection of tech and youth mental health.

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LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Together we can shape a future where LGBTQ+ youth can thrive. Dive into our process and explore the data behind the co-creation, launch, and early impact metrics of imi guide.

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It’s no surprise that BIPOC teens are leading the push for climate justice. Hopelab is exploring how we might support teens by helping them build climate resilience through the use of technology.

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In partnership with CenterLink

imi supports and helps LGBTQ+ teens explore and affirm their identity and learn practical ways to cope with sexual and gender minority stress in ways that are helpful, relevant, inclusive, and joyful.

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Quit the Hit

In partnership with Rescue Agency

A 30-day intervention that teaches young people how to quit vaping through group chats on Instagram.

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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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Direct service nonprofits quickly moved operations online during the pandemic. But to serve clients better they need to move beyond short-term fixes and invest in more effective and efficient tech tools and infrastructure.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Mitra App helps foster a new generation of leaders who act with integrity and positively impact their workforces, industries, and communities.

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Hopelab partnered with All Mental Health and the American Heart Association to develop this resource that gives parents trusted information about vaping and practical tips for having effective conversations with their teens.