Introducing Hack Club’s Summer of Making

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Summer’s here! But with students losing access to school facilities and community maker spaces, internships canceled, and connectivity feeling harder and harder in quarantine, students are searching for ways to build community and continue to pursue their passions. 

That’s why we’re partnering with Hack Club to support the students behind Summer of Making, a new remote, student summer program. From building Arduino-powered robots to creating an open source game, we’re excited to see students channel their passions and build with the Hack Club community this summer. 

Join the Summer of Making

Know a high school student interested in building something awesome this summer? Let’s get making! Summer of Making is open globally to teenagers age 13-18 and entirely free. Running for six weeks starting in early July, students will have access to hardware on a needs basis (shipped directly to your home) and guidance from industry mentors. With both Adafruit and Arduino on board to make the summer incredibly fun, we can’t wait to see what you create!

Summer of Making is the brainchild of teenagers from Hack Club, a network of after-school computer clubs led and organized by students, for students. Hack Club gives students the support and community they need to explore their interests in technology. All Summer of Making participants will have the opportunity to build connections within the entire Hack Club community and showcase their projects at the end of the summer. Students also have access to: 

  • A network of 400+ Hack Clubs chapters, across 22 countries around the world
  • Free access to the best developer tools with the Student Developer Pack
  • Funding for hardware (as needed basis) from GitHub
  • Prototyping tools and support from Adafruit and Arduino 
  • Mentorship from industry professionals 

What will you learn this summer? Applications begin on June 18th.  Pre-registration is open now!

Pre-register for Summer of Making

Mentor the next generation of makers

Hack Club’s Summer of Making provides teens with resources to make their large passion projects a reality, for free. And that’s why we need you, industry professionals, to help us out. We are looking for mentors from around the globe to support this year’s participants. 

As a mentor, you’ll meet with a student for half an hour every week for six weeks. Your role is to keep your student on track with their project, provide feedback, and even give some technical guidance here and there. Everyone from engineers to project managers are encouraged to apply. 

In the words of Sam Poder, a 15-year-old organizing the program from Singapore, “By joining the Hack Club community online, I’ve made friends with other high schoolers who share similar interests. We’ve built projects together, discussed topics we’re passionate about and had loads of fun! In the community around me I have always struggled to find people who share similar interests. Finding an online community full of people who do has changed my life.”

Hack Club helps students think bigger, connect to people who share their interests, and discover their passions in technology. Let’s get building.

Become a mentor