Support Brightmoor Maker Space to build outdoor classroom pavilion

A col­lab­o­ra­tion between Detroit Com­mu­nity Schools and the Stamps School, the Bright­moor Maker Space trans­formed a for­merly vacant 3,200 square-foot build­ing into a place for youth and adults to build their cre­ative mak­ing skills and incu­bate busi­ness ideas.

This year, on Giv­ing Tues­day — that’s Novem­ber 302021 — we are rais­ing funds to cre­ate an Out­door Class­room Pavil­ion in the Bright­moor neighborhood.

The pavil­ion project will pro­vide free wi-fi and charg­ing sta­tions, fueled by solar pan­els. The pavil­ions will host com­mu­nity pro­grams, class­rooms, and ser­vices, pro­vid­ing reli­able points of con­tact for access to edu­ca­tion, employ­ment, fit­ness, and creativity.

Pan­demic real­i­ties have increased our need for safe, social con­nec­tion — and our need for access,” says Stamps pro­fes­sor Nick Tobier, co-founder of the Bright­moor Maker Space.

“We’re aiming to connect hands, hearts, minds, and bodies through this project. And we hope you’ll join us in the effort.”

Stamps stu­dents and alums, includ­ing stu­dents in Tobier’s Change by Design class, will work side by side with Bright­moor youth build­ing the struc­tures. There are also many vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able for the com­mu­nity. If you’re inter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing, please con­tact stampsalumni@​umich.​edu.

Join us in sup­port­ing the Stamps School and the Out­door Class­room Pavil­ion Project on Giv­ing Tues­day on Novem­ber 30. Visit maiz​eraise​.umich​.edu to make your gift.

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