Learn from the best! Learn from each other!

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Elementary students are full of energy, creativity and time. High-school students are figuring out what are they good at and what career to choose. University students are gaining skills in their careers and leaders in the making. 

MultiMentors is a program where university students have the opportunity to run a maker space to help high school students gain skills in engineering, design, architecture, programming, and anything they are curious to learn about! This will help them explore new fields while creating what they want therefore they will be able to make better decisions on what to study after graduation.

The interesting part is that each week, evening  workshops will be held for elementary students to drop in to co-create these projects. High school students will lead creativity activities and kids will start creating the first prototypes or a project. This way they will learn and immediately share new skills. 

The idea is to form a community of creative thinkers (elementary), curious explorers (high school) and leaders (university/college) to share and co-create. 

The younger students will start to have that sense of making tangible objects straight out of their imagination, high school students will get a clearer idea of their careers and university students will be empowered by running a program, sharing their stories and experience and being role models for others. 

The maker space will be inside a university or a space owned by the university to give the students access to resources and a safe space for everyone. A teacher will help the university students create a program for the semester and the university will provide tools and materials for the workshop. 

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Advocate for young learners here...loving the idea of bringing all 3 age groups together! All absolutely will benefit - maybe this is the first step towards moving away from only grouping students by age!  Thank you Catalina!