Making the Case

On August 26th, GET City Making 4 Change youth makers made their case for a community maker space to the Board of Directors at their local BCG. They presented their research findings where they covered their examination of other area maker spaces, interviews with makerspace leaders around mid-Michigan, interviews with peers and adults, measurements of possible spaces, and their research into tools, resources, and equipment they would need to make their maker space INCLUSIVE of all community members (not just making experts), YOUTH-CENTERED (because all of the spaces they visited did not seem friendly to youth), EMPOWERING (because they want to make in ways that support their community, and they want everyone to know they can be a maker whether they want to go into engineering or not), and EDUCATIONAL (because some people may want to go into engineering and they need knowledge and experience not taught in schools)! THANK YOU YOUTH!



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