We’re excited to be working on the next stage of My Best Life, our long-running collaborative project seeking digital solutions to the challenges facing young people today.

Back in 2018, we worked closely with young people in the London Borough of Camden, mapping their quiet ambitions, their pain points, what helps them, and what holds them back from the life they dream of. 

This next phase is about responding to the need for better support for young people we found in phase one. But we also want to go further, by triggering a shift in how the social sector approaches challenges like this.

Our hope for My Best Life 2 is to promote collaborative digital projects, and to support other charities to work this way through the lessons we learn.

 

Working in the open

My Best Life is an open project, using CAST’s ten design principles to help charities build better digital services to guide our work. Starting with ‘take small steps and learn as you go’.

This is reflected in the way we’re working. We’ll be providing regular updates, with opportunities for you to get involved in shaping the direction of progress. We’re jumping into this team mentality right from the start.

If you want to be involved – either to partner with us, share your insights, help set our objectives, or just have thoughts on our approach, we want to hear from you!

To get involved in shaping this work, please get in touch with Charlotte Lamb, project lead, at charlotte.lamb@thinkNPC.org. Don’t miss out!

 

Follow our journey on NPC Labs

My Best Life is an open and collaborative project. We’ll be micro-blogging our learning as we go, and we’re keen for you to contribute as much as possible as a project partner.

Launching soon, NPC Labs is a new space for us to work in the open. For some of our projects, we’ll be updating on our progress much more frequently and less formally than we traditionally do with our blogs. Many of these projects will be collaborative partnerships with external partners. This is a new way of working for us and we are excited to see where this journey leads.

 

Building on what we’ve learnt

This project builds upon the success of My Best Life 1, an exciting project which was one of our first big forays into co-production with young people. Read the report below:

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