Program Evaluation 2009 Zine: A note from Erin, former mym volunteer…now Youth Volunteer Assistant!
One of my first assignments here with mindyourmind was to take our Program Evaluation that was conducted between January 2008 and February 2010 and make it into a youth friendly and fun format for the website. Since I make personal zines at home I decided to use a zine format to convey our results!
The first few times I made a zine it was a lot more difficult but now I have a large collection of images and backgrounds to choose from when I start something new. Since zines traditionally have been made from black and white photocopied pages, I followed the same format for our evaluation zine, except I added highlights of red to mimic mindyourmind’s colours. I printed out a bunch of images and brought in my favourite zine making supplies: my paper cutter, scissors, glue stick, and pens.
One trick I learned when making my own zines was to use black paper to be a backdrop against for text against a busy background. I always go through so much paper when making zines but I always recycle the scraps! Some of the backgrounds I used for the mindyourmind zine were made from logos and posters on the website. I love taking something seen every day and turning it into something new.
It has been so much fun to do something I love and be able to share it with everyone who visits mindyourmind.ca.
See the Evaluation Report in PDF format