Informed by best practices in community-based, culturally relevant science education, and inspired by the popularity and efficacy of the “Maker Kids” Initiative, the Innovation Hub will be the ultimate ‘maker space.’ Using the principles of experiential learning, the space aims to inspire discovery, creative thought and innovative ideas.
The Hub uses workstations equipped with whiteboard surfaces for brainstorming and developing ideas, easily accessible resources and raw materials, a central island for teamwork, an associated digital resource centre and a mentor. The curriculum is based on a series of topical project modules (e.g., light and sound) that allow for the development of learning opportunities that build on participant questions/curiosities, current events, and the expertise of guest facilitators who will connect theory to real world applications.
Youth will improve their scientific and technological literacy skills;
Through experiential learning, youth will gain expertise in question posing, planning, testing, and observation;
Through outreach and networking opportunities with science, technology, and engineering professionals, youth will build their personal networks to help them achieve their educational, employment and career goals.
How you can help?
Partner with us! PEACH is currently working with the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University and Repair Cafe to develop programming.
PEACH is currently seeking in-kind and financial support from corporate and public sector sponsors.
Check the calendar for program and workshop dates.
The Innovation Hub is supported by State Street Foundation, York University and CIBC.