Maker Ed is so excited to welcome Computers4Kids 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 Computers4Kids. If you are interested in spending the summer at Computers4Kids, apply now to become a Maker Corps Member!
Computers4Kids & Maker Corps 2016
Computers4Kids is thrilled to host our first Maker Corps Member this summer! Computers4Kids (C4K) is a year-round out-of-school time learning studio that empowers low-income middle and high school youth through daily hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) activities. C4K provides regular one-on-one and group mentoring opportunities to build skills and spark new interests for college and career success.
Clubhouse@C4K Members are excited to build-their-own ice cream making machine using a recycled bicycle!
The Maker Corps Member will help establish and implement a Making Program within The Clubhouse@C4K summer open learning studio at our location in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Our ideal maker is someone who is passionate about creativity, exploration, technology, do-it-yourself art and science projects, sharing knowledge, and working with youth.
C4K is a member of The Clubhouse Network, an international community of over 100 clubhouses worldwide, headquartered at the Museum of Science, Boston, and started over 20 years ago in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.