We started off on this journey as Maker Scouts and as we heard back from communities around the world, we realized that our work was bigger than we had initially envisioned. Communities told us that they are looking for assistance to create maker guilds that would allow them to hold programs for young children, older children, parents and educators in addition to the curriculum, narratives, pedagogy and activities that we already provide.
So, we have changed our name to reflect the expanded work that we are doing – MAKER GUILDS.
We have several programs under this new name:
Our Maker Kids Family Program:
Maker Sprouts – for ages 4-8
Maker Tribes – for ages 8 +
Tinker.Make.Innovate Labs - Events for Families , Educators and Adults
Maker Guilds for Schools and Libraries
Maker Guilds is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help communities provide pathways and opportunities for children, educators and parents to use making and tinkering materials and tools that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ( STEAM) as Languages of Self Expression. We do this by providing activities for events, curriculum for weekly after school programs, educator programs, and parent education.
We offer our experience gained over the last 3 years of Making and Tinkering in Los Angeles with thousands of children, parents and educators as possibilities for local guilds around the country to bring to their communities.
Our team consists of educators from Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School and High School. Makers of all kinds – engineers, scientists, artists, mathematicians etc.