The Maker's Place is an ESTEAM focused out-of-school time program. Our program provides hands-on product based learning, mentors and cutting-edge technology to encourage youth to explore, collaborate, innovate and make.
We have two branches: Lean for Teens and Color-Coded. Our Lean for Teens branch teaches STEAM principles through an entrepreneurial lens. The students learn lean startup principles to design and prototype their own business and are exposed to various STEAM careers. Color-Coded teaches students computer programming languages, digital citizenship and 21st century skills such as computational thinking.
Teens from the Homewood Children's Village Learn and Earn site will learn evidence based startup principles and compete to win an investment in their startup.
We will begin June 27 and run until August 5, 2016. Please note the name change from Social Entrepreneurship Venture (SEV).
On June 19, 2015 our judges selected Brain Busters as the winning team of our Social Entreprenuership Venture. Brain Busters created a service that works to decrease the teen dropout rate. Teams of three researched and addressed a social problem through the creation of a product. The teens learned evidence based startup principles and put them into practice as they created their own product/services.