3D Printing

3D printing

This program teaches youth how to operate the physical 3D printing hardware, use the slicing software, and create 3D printed models. Through this process youth are exposed to a hands on, immersive educational experience where they learn STEM skills in a real world setting. Furthermore, we use this educational model to enhance our youth’s job readiness skills since we run the program as a small business. Youth create 3D printed jewelry that is sold in retail shops on the South Side of Chicago and they receive a monthly dividend out of the net profits. This teaches youth valuable business skills to help them leverage their STEM learning in the marketplace.