In/Tend is a vibrant ecosystem of dreamers, doers, and change-makers who push the boundaries of imagination in adolescent health.


& Liberatory Design

We’re on a mission to enhance the sexual and reproductive health of all young people. To do this, we’re cultivating teams who’ll use participatory research and design to sow and scatter the seeds of innovative, equity-focused solutions to real-world challenges. 

We believe in uplifting doers, dreamers, and change-makers with diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging lived experiences—particularly those prepared to get their hands dirty, try new things, and adapt to evolving conditions on the ground.  

Ready to roll up your sleeves? Consider applying for Sprout: A Design Challenge.


It’s time to get your hands dirty with human-centered design!


Join us in Chicago for Sprout: A Design Challenge, where purpose, play, and potential bloom! Geared towards beginners, this immersive, 4-day workshop will provide you and two teammates with the essential tools, mindsets, and strategies to make meaningful change across a wide range of social justice spaces.  

In this hands-on, introductory workshop, teams of 3 will learn how to innovate. In just 4 days, you’ll cultivate empathy, nurture the seeds of creativity, and harvest the most fruitful solutions to real-world problems. 

Curious about the experience? Read about how a similar event inspired a dating app idea.

Sprout: A Design Challenge application portal is open. Read more about the application process.


Digging in...

Hands-On Learning

Get into the weeds of human-centered design with real-world challenges during this interactive, 4-day workshop.

Beginner-Friendly Space

Experiment, play, and build creative confidence in a supportive environment.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from the coaching and mentorship of seasoned design professionals.

Financial Support

Embark on your design journey with $2,500 per person to help cover transportation and accommodations.

Future Opportunities

Three stand-out teams will receive special consideration when applying for the exclusive In/Tend Incubator Hub.

Rise, Reimagine, and Reinvent

November 18–20, 2024 | Phoenix, AZ

Join us for #HealthyTeen24, where we'll strain, stretch, and shift our understanding of innovation until it colors our everyday work.

Call for Proposals Open Now Through May 2

Have some fabulous innovation work to share? Consider bringing your session to #HealthyTeen24. Submit your proposal today!

A community garden...

Thank you to our partners!

Child Trends

Fact Forward

The Healthy Teen Network In/Tend Incubator Innovation Hub is supported by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,886,783 with 100 percent funded by OPA/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, OPA/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit opa.hhs.gov.

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