Who We Are
The Milton MakerSpace Academy is a program of The Improved Milton Experience (T.I.M.E.), a nonprofit organization that supports the livelihood of historic Milton, Pennsylvania. The MakerSpace is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. We offer programs focused on manufacturing, gaming, culinary arts, arts & design, and music. We also serve as a hub to other regional MakerSpace initiatives to share best practices and build effective community partnerships.
PROGRAMMING FOR EVERY AGE
MakerSpace programs are built around activities and skills focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.). We help others in our rural community throughout the Susquehanna River Valley build these valuable skills to advance their careers, contribute to the community, or simply enjoy a new stimulating hobby.
Goals & Benefits
Our wide array of program offerings supports various community-identified initiatives and needs. While our focus will always remain within our hometown of Milton, PA, the MakerSpace Academy is quickly expanding to serve more communities through creative partnerships and opportunities.
The Milton MakerSpace Academy Program Goals:
To prioritize focus on teen participation while serving all ages of the community
To provide career development, work maturity, and soft skills development
To support local entrepreneurship
To encourage cultural awareness and social recreation
Benefits of The Milton MakerSpace Academy:
Safe, fun teen-centered community space to promote creativity and inclusion
A stronger Central Pennsylvania workforce educated in a variety of skills and mediums
Incubator space for new local entrepreneurs
Chef's Place houses our Culinary Arts program module and was created in homage to one of our hometown greats, Chef Boiardi! Some of your favorite local dining establishments got started using our incubator kitchen set up. We also host Chef Boyardee activities and events, using our one-of-a-kind Boiardi Museum as the backdrop.
Our Wood Works program is part of our Manufacturing module. We incorporate hands-on woodworking lessons to benefit our greater community, like our pipe furniture projects that are built by MakerSpace participants and then donated to DIG Furniture Bank to provide to local families moving into housing after crisis.