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    We want all of our middle schoolers to be makers…

    Simon Rodberg, Principal, DC International School

    We want all of our middle schoolers to be makers -- to feel empowered to design and build useful, interesting things with their hands.

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    FutureMakers staff created an International Baccalaureate-aligned Design course and are teaching our sixth and seventh graders how to use tools as well as how to collaborate and think creatively. The Design course is a highlight of our school and of our students' days.

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    AACC

    Maggie Harris, Assistant Director, Lifelong Learning – Youth, AACC

    We are always looking for new and innovative programs and FutureMakers provided us with the opportunity to offer hands-on maker camps to our Kids in College families.

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    Maker camps provide the camper with an opportunity to be creative, innovative, inventive and resourceful as the campers learn the joys of making something themselves. Campers become problem solvers who look at projects from  a variety of angles to reach successful solution.

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    MOST

    Ellie Mitchell, Director, Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network

    MOST has been excited about the potential of the Maker Movement for afterschool and summer programs. Making  offers the  nexus of creativity, technology and the development of the STEM skills like design thinking and problem solving.

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    Yet, often youth development professionals may not think of themselves as makers and don’t know how to get started. FutureMakers has offered programs in our network an accessible,  entry way in to the world of making  - successfully engaging both youth and adults.

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    Seaport Foundation

    Mari Lou Livingood, Executive Director, Alexandria Seaport Foundation

    The Alexandria Seaport Foundation's contract with the City of Alexandria Public Schools required my non profit organization to teach 150 middle school students math.

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    Through FutureMakers help, we were able to provide at-risk students quality hands-on instruction using boat building and cigar box guitars to help the students struggling in math. In our George Washington middle school class, 100% of the class passed their technology education class.