In 2009, President Obama announced the Educate to Innovate Initiative to “move American students from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade.” In response to that call to action and driven by the vision of transforming education through making, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) was founded in 2012.

Since then, Maker Ed has made incredible progress in its mission to create more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making. In a few short years, we’ve worked with educators, youth-serving organizations, and communities nationwide to strengthen their capacity to engage youth of all backgrounds in making. Through our programs and projects, we have already impacted the lives of thousands of young people nationwide, and as we work towards our vision of “Every Child a Maker,” we hope to impact thousands more.