The Afterschool Making Projects with Design Thinking and Mathematics with Latinx Communities (Amped 4 Making) project is developing and piloting an afterschool program of mathematics-oriented design and making infused with the core values of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.
Amped 4 Making engages middle-school Latinx youth from the agricultural regions of the Southwest United States in community-focused maker projects, thereby broadening participation in STEM.
TERC and the Cesar Chavez Foundation (CCF) Education Fund are collaborating to co-develop this program, and piloting is taking place in CCF afterschool programs.
Making for Communities
Mini-Maker Skill Builders
Learning mathematics while making
Math that is important for now and the future, for example
Embracing Cesar Chavez’s Core Values
Thinking Like a Maker
Help Youth Develop Making Skills
Are you a maker? Share your skills by recording a 3-minute video where you tell youth what making means to you and demonstrate a “bite-sized” skill—anything from sewing the blanket stitch to leveling a 3D printer. Represent your community to show Latinx youth that makers come from all backgrounds. Other volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, fill out the form here.