MakerState’s Summer Rising

STEAM + Literacy + SEL

We’re ready to serve your program!

MakerState is ready to serve your school or community-based organization with a full Summer Rising program, for grades K-8, that includes instructor-led, social-emotional, and math/ELA skills enrichment.
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We’re delivering NYC’s most exciting summer yet!

Students will engage in fun, hands-on STEAM projects in coding and engineering, igniting passions and building skills that lead to rewarding careers in STEM.
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Flexible Delivery Models

Research-Based Practice Partners

Engineering with a Purpose

MakerState’s project-based learning Summer Rising program in coding, hands-on engineering, and 3D printing offers young people opportunities to discover lifelong passions and skills. Our ultimate intention for youth though is empowerment.
In each of our daily STEAM projects, we are facilitating moments where youth can try new things, take risks, practice patience and resilience, and get to know new and growing feelings inside like what it feels like to graciously receive feedback to improve, how it feels to accomplish something after struggling, or what it feels like to stand up for yourself and others. We strive to make hands-on learning fun, real, and aligned toward the independent and sustainable personal futures of our youth.
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Research-Based Best Practices

Our Goals: Agency & Autonomy

We use Structured Work Systems to build independence. Our participants work within four independent work-building cues, as developed by Division TEACH at UNC Chapel Hill. These cues are great for youth approaching a new school or life project:
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Daily Micro-Challenge Badges Foster Growth & Independence

Our participants earn badges for each project they create. The badges are often for a STEAM skill learned like if/then coding or playtesting and improving. Badges are oslo learned for soft skills and social emotional skills that support success in everyday life like these:

Courage

you take risks to help others, create something new, & grow personally

Team Builder

you bring us together, making sure everyone is heard, to get the job done

Responsibility

you do what you say you’re going to do, doing your best, blaming no one

Feedback Friend

you give & receive criticism with kindness, taking nothing personally

reVISIONeer

you keep on revising & improving your work & finding new solutions

Fiero

you keep trying, even after failing, and love to ring that win bell

Problem Solver

you figure out what’s not working, brainstorm fixes, and try solutions

Flow

you get totally in the zone because you love what you're building & learning

Upstander

you stand up for what you believe & what’s right, even when it’s hard

Changemaker

you see a challenge in the world & you take action to make change