Career choice should be an informed decision
Mixxer is building a STEAM Education program to fill gaps that some students fall through.
Mixxer intends to position our organization as a change agent in our community in the movement to overcome racial inequity and the lack of economic mobility that has challenged our community for more than a century.
Mixxer is a nonprofit Community Makerspace that is intended to serve everyone in our community that needs access to tools, equipment, and resources needed to create tangible things and develop skills for reaching their full potential as a maker. After building a base membership, comprising mostly of more experienced makers, we want to reach more people that may need support to see themselves as a maker. One program we have activated in our STEAM2020 program that will deliver 4 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education programs in 2020, and we will grow that program by 100% in 2021 and again in 2022.
This program will make it possible for us to serve younger makers through focused learning objectives, the ability to earn digital credentials, and offer a guiding hand as these students begin to discover their potential. We sincerely believe that some youth in our community are having to make crucial decisions about their future without sufficiently exploring their interests and talent. Mixxer will deliver quality educational content through certified education professionals, plus something that no other educational institution in our community can deliver – a diverse and experienced community of makers with life and career experiences as makers.
Go Beyond The Test
Our STEAM Education programs allow students to earn Digital Credentials that help them stand out during their college admission process, whether that’s to a technical college or a four-year university. Beyond the boundaries of each program, students may continue their exploration at Mixxer with year-round access to tech, tools, and a knowledgable community of makers.
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Mixxer will successfully deliver STEAM2020 by recruiting a combination of educational professionals and career professionals to deliver robust STEAM content. We will charge tuition for some of these programs and seek out grant funding to deliver content to serve a specific population or tackle a specific issue. As we grow the program we will add staff to manage the logistics, outreach, and financial aspects of the program. In time we intend to add a Director to oversee all educational programming at Mixxer, and additional support staff to position Mixxer as a change agent in our community to overcome racial inequity and the lack of economic mobility that has challenged our community for more than a century.
If you are an educator with experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math, we want to meet you. In 2020, Mixxer will offer 4 STEAM Education programs to youth enrolled in grades 6 thru 12. This is our first step in a 3-year plan to create a year-round educational experience for students in grades 6 thru 12. Mixxer offers something that public schools cannot, year-round access to tools, tech, and a knowledgable community of makers. Our STEAM Education programs are intended to introduce students to tools, and tech that they can utilize for more advanced learning beyond the classroom. We can grow this program by 100% per year with your help.
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