INVENT THE FUTURE
KID Museum’s Invent the Future program is one of the region’s largest maker challenges, integrating science, technology, engineering and design for middle school students. In a semester-long program, students work in teams of 3 to 6 to develop original solutions to the challenge question and create models of their inventions.
The culmination of the program is the Invent the Future Summit that takes place on June 3, 2023, and brings together 2,000 students, local families, educators, community leaders and elected officials – and innovative corporate leaders.
We’re looking for organizations to sponsor Invent the Future and support our goal of meaningfully advancing STEM skills and preparing local youth to be the next generation of leaders, ensuring a strong, vibrant and diverse workforce.
Volunteer & Judge
Invent the Future is a meaningful way to advance STEM skills and prepare local youth to be the next generation of leaders. We welcome volunteers to support a range of program elements before and during the Celebration event on June 3, 2023.
Why Engage with Invent the Future
Development of strong talent pipelines that can succeed in the future is a priority for everyone. Through the Invent the Future program, students gain real-world experience and exposure to future careers.
Today’s employers are looking for unique ways to drive employee engagement and further meaningful organizational missions that align with their values.
Middle school students are making choices that impact their higher education and career paths. The 55 hours of hands-on, STEM-focused learning engages students through engineering design, coding, fabrication, and prototype development.
To build a more inclusive future workforce, the Invent the Future program prioritizes populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. Last year, nearly 70% of the program’s participants were Black or Latinx, and over 50% were recipients of Free or Reduced Priced Meals (FARMs).
of the students reached through Invent the Future are from under-resourced communities.
– Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author