We had the opportunity to meet and teach children about Sphero’s and Scratch Jr. while their parents attended the finance seminars. Not only were the children sprightly and interested in our groups, but they were quick and eager learners. Over the course of those three-weeks, the number of children in attendance grew from three to fifteen, ages ranging from four to fourteen.
We were able to network further with Jorge Manan-Moreno who works for the USU Extension in Cache Valley to assess the needs of the Spanish community and find ways to improve their quality of life. We have been working with Jorge to understand the Latino culture in Cache Valley and how to best serve them and teach the children the valuable skills that we offer here in the Makers Space. We are currently in the process of implementing all of the tips and advice he gave us in our recent meeting to strengthen and further our communication with the Spanish community.
We are holding our Noche Latino every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM where we will be holding two-hour activities that teach the basics of 3D printing, soldering, programming, and much more. Cache Makers greatly appreciates community input to help us gather ideas to plan for future groups, and to bring community members together who have similar interests.