THE MAKER CORPS APPLICATION PERIOD ENDED MARCH 23
THANKS FOR THE INCREDIBLE RESPONSE!
HIRING FOR MAKER CORPS MEMBERS IS BEING FINALIZED THIS WEEK
MAKER CORPS MEMBER APPLICATION
How fun, rewarding, and valuable is Maker Corps? Find out more in this info/Q&A hangout
MAKER CORPS MEMBER JOB DESCRIPTION
MAKER CORPS PROGRAM OVERVIEW
MAP OF CURRENT 2014 MAKER CORPS HOST SITES
For more specific information about Host Site summer positions, visit our blog.
What apply to Maker Corps? Kenny (@MakerKenny) and Lindsay (@MaKeyLindsay), Maker Corps Members at the Tech Museum in 2013, and now extremely active Maker Corps Mentors, share their experience and thoughts via Twitter:
Want to know more? Go to YouTube.com/MakerEdInitiative to watch archives of our Maker Corps information and Q&A sessions.
OUR PILOT YEAR: 2013, A SUMMER OF MAKER CORPS
In spring 2013, our Host Sites and Maker Ed selected 108 Maker Corps Members out of over 330 Applicants. They served in the summer of 2013 in 34 youth-serving organizations in 19 different states. Highlights of their summer work can be seen here.
While much of our Development Camps were exclusive to Maker Corps Members, our eight Spring and four Summer Development Camp Hangouts are public and archived on our YouTube channel.
FIND OUT DETAILS ON OUR PILOT YEAR OF MAKER CORPS AND OTHER PROGRAMS IN OUR 2012-2013 PROGRAM REPORT
GOALS OF THE MAKER CORPS PROGRAM:
Maker Corps addresses the need for mentors and leaders to support making in youth-serving organizations.
- Build experience, inspire creativity, and increase opportunities for Corps Members.
- Diversify and expand the network of makers, mentors, and community leaders.
- Expand the capacity of youth-serving organizations to engage youth and families in making.
In their placements last summer, Maker Corps Members served as mentors and role models in a variety of community settings, including science centers, children’s museums, schools, libraries or other youth-serving organizations. They engaged children and families in creative projects that develop problem-solving skills, and gained experience serving as community leaders. Our 108 pilot-year Corps Members have now earned the title of Maker Corps Mentors, in celebration of their experience and continued roles as mentors and ambassadors for making in education.
If you or your organization would be interested in becoming a sponsor of the Maker Corps program, please contact Info@MakerEd.org. Through sponsorships we can provide materials and salaries to Maker Corps members who will be working in their communities to involve children and families in making.
The Maker Education Initiative is incredibly grateful to the founding sponsors who are making work like this possible: Cognizant, Intel, Pixar, and Maker Media. Additional support has been provided by the MacArthur Foundation.