All Communities Should Invest In Maker Spaces

A quick rant…

In my work I meet so many people with amazing ideas. All that is lacking  for them is access to resources to realize these. It is ironic that we spend 12 years educating young people and after high school graduation cut them lose to fend for themselves. Of course the individuals with good support systems and resources will go on to achieve their goals. What about those living in poverty and without those support systems? I have met so many people living in impoverished conditions that are so intelligent and motivated. They are inventors, problem solvers, creative and full of ideas. They just do not have anywhere to build, learn, practice, or tinker.

I also think Maker Spaces can insure that skills are not forgotten during times when work is scarce. A complement to the education system. Thoughts on this?


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