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Teen Youth Work with Saint Paul Public Library: HOMAGO

This guide is meant to guide staff, mentors, and all those involve with teen programming through Saint Paul Public Library.



HOMAGO: Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out

Mimi Ito on HOMAGO

Mimi Ito, the researcher and a key developer of HOMAGO, explains the learning theory in a brief video.

A Guide to HOMAGO

At Createch, we are dedicated to the learning theory of HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out). These phrases are not only what we seek to find while in Createch space, but they are also levels of engagement, with Geeking Out being our main objective. We love to see teenagers in our space tinkering with any sort of technology; however, our ultimate goal is that youths will discover a new skill, spark a new passion, and totally geek out while simply being a teen in Createch. It is important to also note that we foster a teen-centric culture, free of adultism, or attitudes centered around the belief that adults are superior to youth. 


To learn more about adultism, see the page on connected learning. Additionally, do not hesitate to contact your mentor coordinator or Createch staff with any questions you may have.


HOMAGO Guidebook

In this PDF, you will find information about HOMAGO as a learning theory and the best practices for you as a mentor in spaces where it's utilized. Please take a moment to look over the guidebook and pay close mind to the key phrases and features in the introduction and mentor sections.