Hopelab Stories

Stories teach us history, illuminate valuable life lessons, document important events, and give people a platform to share their voices. These are our stories. We welcome you to learn more about what happens inside our lab. We hope they humanize the powerful work we do. Stories matter. 

Going Beyond the Lab

Featured Story

Hopelab welcomes two new team members to help us bring new perspectives in impact investing to improve the health and happiness of teens and young adults.

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Exploring ways to co-create with young LGBTQ+ folks through the Hopelab Co-creation Collective
LGBTQ+

Learn more about the Hopelab Co-Creation Collective, our way of incorporating youth perspectives into the design process.

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Black Lives Matter, Hopelab Stands in Solidarity
Mental Health

CEO Margaret Laws’ statement on Hopelab’s stance against systemic racism, inequality, and oppression.

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May We All Take Care of Our Mental Health
Mental Health

The Hopelab staff and young adult advisory council drops their wisdom and provides tips for taking care of your mental health during mental health awareness month.

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Lessons from Social Isolation During COVID-19
GenZ

Hopelab’s Young Adult Advisory Council reflects on what they’ve learned about social connection during COVID-19.

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How tech can boost resilience in the time of COVID
Mental Health

What do purpose, connection, and control have to do with resilience? Pretty much, everything.

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COVID-19: 5 Ways Students Can Prevent Loneliness
Loneliness

Five ways the Nod app encourages lasting social connections, even during COVID-19.

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Spring Cleaning + Mental Health
Mental Health

Maria Santana uses Marie Kondo techniques to refresh her physical space and mental health and explores where the Spring habit began.

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Smoking Then and Now
Vaping

A reflection on cigarette usage as a teen, how vaping has changed nicotine use among young adults, and how parents can have a proactive discussion.

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The Space Between
Loneliness

The space between suicide, technology, and loneliness: Chris McCarthy reflects on Jaha Koo’s deeply moving performance at Seattle’s On the Boards.

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Me, Myself, and Self-Care
Mental Health

Get inspired for Valentine’s Day and learn how to love your self a little more this season with some self-care tips from Hopelab!

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Generation Z: Social Media, Sidehustles, and More
GenZ

Social media, depression, anxiety, fluidity, climate change: what else comes to mind when you think about Generation Z?

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