Makers

In his Maker Manifesto, Mark Hatch says "Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical things. These things are like little pieces of us and seem to embody portions of our souls."

At PRIDE, we embrace a culture of "doing" that is active and engaged beyond the traditional or other coursework experiences. We believe in making so much that we built a 2000 square foot "makerspace" with the generous help of the Paul G. Allen Foundation. We find that making energizes the creative spirit in students and adults, and helps them acquire and refine skills to encourage deeper learning and positive change around our community and world.

When we make things at PRIDE, a collaborative culture is nurtured and intellectual curiosity soars. Our students become creative problem-solvers who are familiar with the iterative hands-on approach to learning and doing.

We believe making is a powerful way for students to turn their ideas into reality, to create something of value that is uniquely their own.