What is the Maker Movement?
And... why does it matter that we are providing maker education to the greater Sacramento Region?
There is nothing like the feeling of using your mind and your hands to create something.
Making teaches creativity, design thinking, collaboration, teamwork, problem solving and more. These are all critical skills that our youth need to excel in the future workforce.
At ReCreate, We have been sparking kids creativity and imagination through reuse for over nine years now. In fact, we have had over 60,000 kids "ReCreate" since we started our program. Countless parents have told me that their home now has an "invention box" inspired by ReCreate and filled with materials that would have otherwise been tossed as trash. We think this is amazing and humbling... and we are just getting started.
Help us bring our Genius Mobile to more students and community events. Our hands-on programming focuses on STEAM. (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Our reuse materials combined with a little bit of tech lend themselves to all of these disciplines.
Here are examples how far your donation can go with ReCreate:
$25 to $50 donation – we can purchase the consumables we need to take our program out into the community and give kids an opportunity to create something awesome.
$100 donation - pays for five hours of grant writing. Our story is powerful – we simply need the funding to grow our program to allow even more kids to make something awesome. We have a hard time extracting ourselves from day to day operations to grant write - so earmarked funds will focus our efforts to grow our capacity.
$500 donation – funds two students to join us for a week long Maker Camp. Our Maker Camps spark the curiosities and creativity of kids in our region. Though hands-on, open-ended making opportunities we provide our youth a launch pad for embracing innovation and creative problem solving through making. We also arm them with inspiration to keep making after the camp is over, so they can start their own journey into self-led making. Think of it! Two kids making awesome things for a whole week!
$1000 donation – takes awesome making on the road, and pays for the supplies/materials to build out the inside of our maker mobile. Our Maker Mobile will visit regional schools and facilitate student centered learning in the areas of Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math. When we arrive at the school we will give students a challenge to make something (awesome). They will learn design, construction, prototyping, adding tech functions, set up and testing. Most of all – they learn about collaboration, problem solving, and perseverance.
$5000 donation – become a corporate sponsor for our GeniusMobile and have your logo on the back of our truck showing your support all year long.
Can you help us expand our Genius Mobile program, so we can help spark
the imagination and creativity of more kids in our region?