KID Museum is proud of our ongoing commitment to engage Latinx youth in meaningful maker learning opportunities, not only during Hispanic Heritage Month, but every day. Through our long-standing partnerships with Montgomery County Public Schools and national and local organizations, we provide deep learning experiences designed to increase interest in STEM and build essential skills that kids will use throughout their lives.
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, with support from Infosys Foundation USA, to boost Latinx youth engagement in STEM. We are kicking off a national professional development program that will support educators who serve Latinx students in grades K-8 by bringing culturally responsive, maker learning to their classrooms. In tandem, we’ve partnered with Nickelodeon and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to give teachers and families tangible, hands-on ways to combat hate and promote social change.
Here at KID Museum, we kicked off the month with an exclusive early access event: kids had the chance to try out a new Minecraft Education Edition world featuring Latinx leaders and changemakers. Join us on October 2 for a special family day at the museum, featuring Latinx textiles experts and a special takeover of the Tech Arena. And throughout the month, visitors will be able to interact with Latinx artists and explore a variety of creative textile traditions.