Month: January 2017

What Maker Jawn Could Be

    I left my job with Maker Jawn back in December. On this occasion, I wanted to share some things that I’ve been thinking about as I reflect back on almost three years of working as a mentor and a person who has taken on some administrative roles with the program. First I want to list my hopes and… Read more →

Quantifying Success

Maker Jawn is an unstructured, participant-directed, drop-in program. I am the mentor at Kensington Neighborhood Library. Here’s an average day: I come in at least 30 minutes¬†before programming with¬†a basic idea of an activity I think our makers will enjoy. They typically come to the library as part of their daily routine, once they’re let out of school at 3:00PM.… Read more →