What is FabNewport?

FabNewport is an experiential learning organization serving 11-19 year-olds in Newport County.

Connecting People and Communities
to their Positive Future Visions

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FabNewport envisions a future where all youth possess the necessary skills, confidence, and commitment to make a positive impact on their communities and realize their future aspirations. We bridge the gap between youth and their positive visions through mentorship and year-round slate of activities and classes throughout Newport County.

We have three major initiatives:

STEAM | Community Engagement | Career Pathways

STEAM: (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) : Robust middle and high school programs such as: Build a 3D Printer; Drones; Coding; Environmental Science; 2 and 3D Design; Sewing; Small-scale manufacturing; Entrepreneurship;  Jewelry making; and Painting

Community Engagement: 

  • Working with more than 40 partners to realize the Big Idea–an equitable, youth-centered ecosystem of learning in Newport County
  • Connecting with families and children
  • Thought leadership
  • Flipping the narrative

Career Pathways:

How can we expect children to know what they want to do if they haven’t experienced the world? We, therefore, engage hundreds of middle school children with community activities where they experience the people, places and things that make our community tick. Once the children turn 14 we offer paid internships where the youth develop professional skills and grow their knowledge in areas of their choice. We also provide mentorship that lasts years.

Our Values


Collective Impact

Creativity & Play



Relationship & Trust

Get Involved

Given our commitment to connecting more youth to the resources, opportunities and relationships they need to thrive program, FABx needs community support in the form of TIME (volunteers), TALENT (expertise/skills to teach our students), and TREASURE (financial contributions to cover the cost of more students).

Time: FabNewport seeks volunteers interested in supporting outings, guiding student learning, and having fun.

Talent: We are always looking for “experts” with with unique talents to lead, with our support, short or long-term workshops or experiences.

Treasure: Running high quality programs is expensive. Your financial support is critical to supporing our ability to offer transformative programs, collaborate with dozens of partners, and work with decision makers to improve the quality of learning across the region.

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