Education Makers created a makerspace with staff and youth from Maison des Jeunes inside the board room of Chalet Kent in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood. The goal of the project was to create a safe space where youth can come create, innovate, fix things, create 3D models and 3D print them. They have a variety of hand tools available, two 3D printers and computers.
This project is funded under the Partnership Engage Grant program (SSHRC). The goal is to pursue two specific objectives: 1) build local expertise and a makerspace with facilitators and youth from MdJ, in order to enhance the youth’s intrinsic motivation, and 2) create channels for knowledge exchange and knowledge mobilization between youth from MdJ-CdN and the Concordia University maker community, so that we can produce a successful model of a community-university partnership that we can use in a larger partnership.