Nonprofit Launches Makerspace Crowdfunding Campaign

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Columbus-based nonprofit Foundation for Youth has launched a crowdfunding campaign to create the city's first public makerspace. The Maker Studio project aims to transform an underutilized classroom with state-of-the-art technology into a space for kids to learn and develop modern job skills.

The campaign is looking to raise $19,000 by July 21. If the goal is reached, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will provide a matching grant through its CreatINg Places program. 

Foundation for Youth says the Maker Studio will target Boys and Girls Club members. The organization has partnered with Exhibit Columbus to design the space, which will include a 3D printer, 3D scanner and new computers. Exhibit Columbus has also created a curriculum to introduce kids to the technology.

"It is crucial that we continue to step up our game for the youth of our community, to inspire and enable them to learn and grow," said Nathan Larrison, director of the Boys and Girls Club program at the Foundation for Youth. "Teens in particular will be joining the workforce soon, as well as making decisions on their education path postsecondary. Our youth need the opportunity to be prepared and well versed in modern technology."

You can learn more about the crowdfunding campaign by clicking here.

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