The following is from the Achieve Foundation:
Achieve’s 2nd Annual Maker Madness fair, a free, all-day celebration of creativity and technology, geared to students in grades K-8 and their families, is planned for April 30 at Columbia High School. There are several ways you can help:
Be a Maker Madness Sponsor: Reach your local audience before and during this highly visible community event. Last year, more than 1,000 participants tried their hands at arts and crafts, robotics, design, electronics, computer coding, and more. This year, sponsors who sign up by March 1 will be included on flyers and banners around town as well as in digital marketing leading up to the event. Maker Madness introduces the exciting world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) education to all students, including those who don’t often get to explore learning aided by a wide range of new technology. Contact Aileen Nicoletti to learn about sponsorship opportunities for your company or business.
Be a Maker Mentor: Connect directly with kids by leading or helping to lead an activity in experience-based learning. Achieve seeks designers, engineers, teachers, high school students, artists, and craftspeople, plus others with no particular experience, but lots of enthusiasm and a love of learning. Help Achieve showcase STEAM education by facilitating a hands-on project, or volunteering to assist children at one of more than 40 stations, such as wood-working, sewing and knitting, Lego structures, 3-D printing, and circuitry, to name just a few. For more information or to sign up, contact Larry Boyer.