SPARKmakers is a “thinkering” portable lab and consulting/teaching venture.
We are a team of makers, educators and activists who love to share skills and excitement with youth and young adults.
Through our innovative, culturally relevant, and holistic approach to STEAM Education, we develop and teach hands-on minds-on curriculums and activities that often combine art and design with science, technology, culture and activism.
We believe by engaging youth, adults and ourselves in “thinkering” with the fundamental concepts underlying how the world around us works – by exploring, solving problems, troubleshooting, creating projects on our own, working together, sharing skills and ideas – we gain a sense of independence and be better prepare to solve complex challenges in life.
Central to this endeavor, SPARKmakers is partnering with schools, organizations and individuals who are interested in providing youth and adults innovative educational opportunities. We are especially interested in working with people who are invested in ending mass incarceration, systemic oppression and inequity in our communities