We are so grateful for the support from the community since the devastating fire on Thanksgiving Day to our shop. Thanks to the support of the community, OCI, and the Edney Innovation Center, we have been very fortunate to continue our programs uninterrupted through the school year. This allowed us to provide mentorship and curriculum development for Howard’s six Career Technical Education classes, partner with Red Bank Elementary School to develop Hamilton County’s first K-5th grade maker space, and bring art programming to primary grade students at Woodmore, Bess T. Shepherd, Barger, and Red Bank as well as the art program at The Howard School.
Now that the school is over, we have a HUGE need to get the Urban Art Bike Program back on its feet. Our friends at Glass House Collective want us back in the community to give twelve amazing kids the chance to design, create, weld, and make something amazing for their community. We are outfitting our enclosed trailer to become our mobile welding classroom. This will eliminate location as a barrier to our kids and help us grow this program year round. Our welders have been fixed and are ready to go but we need supplies and funds to cover costs to get our program ready for teachers by June 26th.