Commitment to Action

Maker Corps: Building the Next Generation of Innovators

Commitment by

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, Intel Corporation, Maker Education Initiative

In 2012, The Maker Education Initiative and its partners committed to creating the Maker Corps, which will train and employ 1,400 college-aged mentors, 50 site coordinators, and 3 national staff by 2015. The Maker Corps members will be trained to serve as mentors and engage children in hands-on Maker projects that will help develop problem-solving skills in ways that make science and technology fun. Over the life of the commitment, the Maker Corps program will be established in a minimum of 50 locations and give a total of 140,000 children the opportunity to develop the creativity and technical skills needed to be part of the modern workforce.

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Commitment

Maker Corps: Building the Next Generation of Innovators

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$4,100,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, Intel Corporation, Maker Education Initiative

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Google Inc., littleBits, RadioShack Corporation, OSH Park, JoyLabz, Pixar, Adafruit Industries, Squishy Circuits Store, Maker Media, Grable Foundation