Hanging Out, Messing Around & Geeking Out (HOMAGO) is an experiential learning theory about how youth learn in new social and media environments. This Guidebook explains what it is, why it is important, how to document it, and the role of adults/mentors in the space.
This guidebook was developed to help facilitate and inspire organizations, schools and institutions to provide informal learning spaces for teens. This can be used to convince others why HOMAGO is important as well as how to encourage HOMAGO at your library. It's a strategy for changing mindsets about how to interact with and engage teens in a library space.