We’re building a community of young makers in the heart of Silicon Valley that brings together like-minded young people, adult mentors, and fabrication facilities. Mentors help Young Makers find a project vision if they don’t already have one, and then work with youth to realize that vision. Along the way mentors expose the underlying math, science, and engineering principles behind the projects and teach tool usage and safety. Collectively the members and mentors foster a collaborative culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation. Maker Faire becomes the deadline and offers a stage for the resulting projects to be exhibited and explained.