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Young Makers Program

If we encourage kids to make interesting things then they won't have any problem finding interesting work to do later in life!

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I met Marshmallow Cannon Creator Joey Hudy at the 2011 Maker Faire in NYC where we were fellow exhibitors. A few months later he was demoing his cannon and giving his business card to Obama. Joey is just one of the young people who ran full-fledged exhibits at the Maker Faire. I have no concerns about their future employment prospects.
Learn more about how to make this happen at the Young Makers Program website.


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[This kid is the bomb] Really though, think about how many more life skills he learned by making this in one day than most 8th graders learn in a year sitting in algebra.

I believe there should be some way to facilitate this type of learning in curriculum.

If you are going to succeed as a young person in the work force you need confidence. This kid has already met the president. We wont have to worry about him.

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There is room in the life of most 9th graders for both - and more.
I think such possibilities are great. If you want to be a baseball star then maybe that's a different choice point.
Great post Avi.

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