If you integrate educational experiences, both formal and informal, and the right exposure, both intentional and unintentional, over a period of time, you can achieve transformational change.
Makers Reached since 2014
Our Educational Impact Across the State
Mobile Maker Space
“The students and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We are hoping to arrange a visit to your Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub North Little Rock location in the near future. Thank you!”
We realize that many individuals are not able to visit the Innovation Hub, possibly due to cost or distance. By creating our mobile unit, we can bring a maker space into Arkansas classrooms and communities to provide hands-on education utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art tools. Our Mobile Makerspace is designed to bring hands-on STEAM learning into your community!
From our Mobile Makerspace program and field trips to summer camps and other youth-education-focused opportunities, we continue to engage young minds and inspire them to explore the wonders of STEAM fields. Click here to learn more about our Mobile Makerspace.
24,714 mobile field trip attendees
WE’VE INTERACTED IN MORE THAN…
OF ARKANSAS COUNTIES
Counties We Have Visited Since 2018
- Van Buren
ADULT EDUCATION PARTICIPANTS
FIELD TRIP PARTICIPANTS
SKILLS TO LAUNCH GRADUATES
SUMMER CAMP PARTICIPANTS
MOBILE MAKERSPACE PARTICIPANTS
“Making doesn’t have a limit. You can make any way you want to. Opportunities come up and it’s up to you to take them or let them go. Don’t let people discourage you for being a woman or a minority.”
Alicia, NWA Community Innovator
14,944 field trip attendees
1,517 summer camp participants
596 after-school workshop participants
“I’m building shelves to hold glazes and finishing a last-minute Christmas berry bowl with mugs. Thanks to the Innovation Hub for the basic skills to develop a wonderful, fulfilling hobby. You have truly been a lifesaver.”
Ginger, Hub Member
By offering diverse resources to meet, make, and learn, the Hub remains a leader in supporting creativity and development for people of all ages.
“If I hadn’t gone through the program, I would not be where I am today. I achieved so much in such little time and was able to secure a job opportunity and immediately begin using the skills I had learned in class.”
Aidan Dufner, Skills to Launch Cohort IV Graduate
Skills to Launch Program
As of 2023, 137 students have graduated.
87% of our graduates are employed thanks to this program.
Digital Literacy Program
We are honored to teach Digital Literacy skills to children and adults throughout Arkansas thanks to generous donors such as Heartland Forward and the AT&T Foundation. We began this endeavor during COVID, and we are thankful to continue this necessary undertaking. We have served over 100 adults and 300 children through this work. Click here to learn more.
“I think the She Thrives Program was beneficial to my daughter because it exposed her to the field of STEAM in a way that she had not been exposed to it before. It was great for her to learn about STEAM because now she knows that she can be an engineer if she wants to.”
Matthew Stallins, She Thrives Program Parent
She Thrives Program
Our first cohort received hands-on instruction in the areas of mechanics, 3D Design and 3D printing, Chemistry, Engineering, Woodworking, Zoology, and Farming/Botany.
Arkansas Maker Task Force
13,388 PPE Units Delivered
267 Arkansas Task Force Members in Total
35 Organizations Received PPE
- MWF 9AM to 5PM
- TTH 9AM to 8PM
- SAT: 1st & 3rd of Month, 10AM to 2PM