The Red Hook Makerspace lead team, began our Makers adventure in Dublin, Ireland, where we have delivered hands-on workshops to over 12,000 young makers.
We've imagined Red Hook Makerspace, and with your help, we can make it happen!
Red Hook, a unique community located in South Brooklyn, has a rich history of Making. Here you can find Glass Blowers, Metal Workers, Mechanics, Artisans and Craftspeople -- essential resources for our Red Hook Makerspace curriculum. Ours is also a community with many underserved young people, and so Red Hook Makerspace is born with the ambition to nurture youth and others to adopt the skills, critical thinkers, and mindsets that Makers have to become the engaged citizens we want our kids to be. Education happens everywhere. Learning happens in our community, not just in the classroom. Red Hook Makerspace seeks to amplify opportunities for our kids by helping them become the Makers they are meant to be.
In the first Summer Session, with $5000, we can provide our hands on curriculum to 50 young people. This budget will provide five weeks of programming, including our staff, construction kits, robotics kits, and other supplies.
Red Hook Makerspace will be a learning environment rich with possibilities, serving as a gathering point where communities of new and experienced makers connect to work on real and meaningful projects, using new technologies and traditional tools. We, and the Red Hook community, need you to make this happen.
The Red Hook Makerspace promises to deliver on three impact areas:
Inspiration: inviting students to participate in the creative economy and to direct their own future
Innovation: serving as a catalyst for grassroots invention
Education: building a connection between the community and learners
Our Red Hook Makerspace Manifesto:
Everyone is a Maker.
Our community is what we make it.
If you can imagine it, you can make it.
We share what we make, and help each other make what we share.
We see ourselves as more than consumers-- we are productive; we are creative.
Makers ask, "what can I do with what I know."
Makers seek out opportunities to learn to do new things, especially through hands-on, DIY interactions.
The divisions between subjects like math and art and science dissolve when you are making things. Making is an interdisciplinary endeavor.
It's alright if you fail, as long as you use it as an opportunity to learn and make something better.
We're not about winners and losers. We're about everyone making things better.
Become a Maker by supporting Red Hook Makerspace today!