YouthMappers is an international network of university student group chapters dedicated to mapping real-world challenges. YouthMappers is an activity of MappersU, a mapping for resilience international university consortium co-founded by Texas Tech University, George Washington University, West Virginia University, and the USAID GeoCenter. In 2015, the program formalized collaboration through a public launch and a four-year grant from the USAID GeoCenter.
Starting in 2016, HOT and YouthMappers will work together, leveraging each other’s strengths to grow the number of affiliate universities in the YouthMappers network and develop cross-pollination activities. YouthMappers chapters in good standing will have the opportunity to receive a HOT University Club designation, which demonstrates a commitment to supporting HOT projects and provides additional benefits to the club.