Maker Corps 2016 at Digital Harbor Foundation

Maker Ed is so excited to welcome Digital Harbor Foundation as a Maker Corps Partner Site in 2016. For the fourth year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations across the globe to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is a glimpse into what Maker Corps will look like at Digital Harbor Foundation. If you are interested in spending the summer at MAKESHOP, apply now to become a Maker Corps Member.

Digital Harbor Foundation & Maker Corps 2016

Digital Harbor Foundation is excited to be a returning partner site for 2016 Maker Corps! This will be our fourth year as a partner site and we have benefited greatly from the knowledge and training that Maker Ed provides.

DHF Intro Photo 1Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) is located in downtown Baltimore, MD where we took over a closed Rec Center and turned it into a Tech Center. We are a youth focused makerspace that offers afterschool programs everyday for youth 3rd through 12th grade in areas ranging from hands­on maker activities and digital fabrication to web and game development. Additionally, we run annual summer Maker Camps, each with a specific focus. This year the diversity of our programming is especially apparent, ranging from 3d printed toy making for elementary aged youth or an introduction to Arduino for middle and high school youth.

We’ve been fortunate to work with talented and knowledgeable Maker Corps Members each year and are excited and thankful for the excellent training that Maker Ed provides each member. This is the first year where we are using Maker Corps to build the capacity and further develop the skills of our own internal maker educators. We’re excited at the possibility of the ongoing benefits of what the Maker Corps training can offer our year round staff and the positive impact that it will have on our curriculum and youth programs.

DHF Intro Photo 2

This past year we’ve focused on expanding our youth programs through developing new Member courses and this summer we’ll be debuting brand new youth content! One new course explores creating interactive web pages with Javascript, and another new offering is VectorFab, a course focused on designing for laser cutting. We’re looking forward to how the Maker Corps training and insight can help us iterate on these ideas and refine our content so that we can deliver the best experience possible for our attending youth!

You can learn more about DHF and the programs we offer and our initiatives by visiting our websites: digitalharbor.org and blueprint.digitalharbor.org

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