Start a DIY Club

June 06, 2013
By Educator Innovator

By Megan Leppla, DIY Club Coordinator

Since the start of DIY tens of thousands of kids have joined and learned new skills. Lots of stop motion videos,  duct tape and Minecraft. This summer we’re encouraging kids to continue making more together by forming a DIY Club. Clubs can take many shapes – a punk band, robotics team, film crew, or just a group of friends – the possibilities are endless. By combining the skills of many makers, clubs can reach awesomeness!

DIY Clubs have already started taking shape all over the world. We hope educators will join this global community by challenging kids to start their own DIY Club. The most important thing you can do is create momentum. You can start by clearing the way for clubs to be successful. Find a space for them to meet regularly, gather tools and materials to make their space feel real, and reward them with more responsibilites as the club grows. Still feeling stumped? Check out our guides.

Once you’re ready to start a DIY Club, let us know by registering it. We’ll be releasing more opportunities for educators, parents, and mentors to get involved on DIY – so stay tuned!