Digital Harbor Foundation is happy to announce that the Maker Education Initiative — a project of the non-profit Tides Center sponsored by Cognizant, Intel, O’Reilly, Pixar Animation Studios, and the MacArthur Foundation — has selected DHF’s new Tech Center as a Maker Corps Host Site in the pilot year of the program.
As stated on the Maker Corps site:
In the Spring of 2013, 100 young adults (ages 18-22) will be offered Maker Corps positions. These Maker Corps members will participate together online in a training that will include guest lectures, hands-on projects, discussion of coaching/mentoring techniques, advice on developing projects, and interaction with educators and makers. After completing their training, Maker Corps members will be placed in paid summer positions with youth-serving organizations in their community. Working with their hosts, the Maker Corps members will help develop and implement youth-focused maker activities, while staying connected to their fellow Maker Corps members and mentors throughout the country.
DHF is proud to be a part of this initiative and looks forward to hosting Maker Corps members and to bringing maker culture and hands-on tech learning to Baltimore youth.