Give Back donations will support Maker Foundations, a flagship after-school program of the Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF). A suggested donation of $35 will support a week of class time for a student; DHF programs are offered on a pay-what-you-can model.
Maker Foundations is a 14-week introductory program for youth in grades 6-10. Maker Foundations youth sample a variety of tech areas through two-week "tester" modules in areas like graphic design, Makey Makey, coding, electronics, web development, and 3D design and printing. In addition to creating their own hands-on projects in each module, youth imagine, plan, and complete a capstone project that combines two or more of their new skills. These inventions are as diverse as the youth themselves - from small business logos and websites to interactive video games with custom controllers, 3D printed mobile phone cases, a web-enabled jukebox, and more.
About Digital Harbor Foundation
The Digital Harbor Foundation is a nonprofit youth makerspace and
technology outlet dedicated to fostering education, entrepreneurship and
technology advancement, especially for underserved youth in inner-city
Baltimore. We aim youth toward interest and skills that build new
pathways to technology and engineering careers, especially those who
lack a support structure - in supplies, mentorship, or community - to
find creative technology opportunities on their own. Of the 1,200+
students we reached in 2015, over 76% lived in low socio-economic
situations, and 73% are minority students. We are proud to serve a
balanced 50%-50% ratio of male and female youth through our after-school
tech learning programs.