Why Make | Learn | Do ?

About 9-months-ago we changed our tagline from Dream. Design. Make. to Make | Learn | Do. Make | Learn | Do (MLD) speaks more clearly to the learning process and what we expect from our youth who fully engage in our programs. Make (ing) is the messy part of learning. The […]

Badging Inspires Agency

About 5pm in the lab on Thursday, when most of the kids were gone, I walked into the front room and was surprised to see Malani, 14, editing a graphic to apply on the shirt that she had brought with her. Malani had never been in the lab “after hours.” […]

Suggestions for Future Teachers: Know your Options

A few thoughts for Sara and Amanda, two of my nieces, graduating in May and are interested in teaching. Talk to children. Talk to parents. Visit as many schools as you can. Find the school you would want to spend the next 13 years at if you were a kid […]

Ben: Maker at Heart

My name is Ben Jarvis. I am a MET student and FabNewport intern.  I am a maker at heart. FabNewport is more than just a makerspace, it is a center for community growth and youth empowerment. The executive director of FabNewport, and one of my mentors, Steve Heath, has a […]