We have been working deliberately over the past two years to integrate making and STEM into our current programming. Several projects, Lemonade Day and a pilot program through the City of New Castle's Blueprint Communities Initiative, will be featured. These programs both have resulted in multiple partnerships between municipalities, school districts, and non-profits to create meaningful and visible projects which have a high degree of visibility in the communities in which they have occurred. As part of these programs students have participated in activities including creative re-use, 3D printing, laser cutting, paper circuits, and vinyl cutting.
The Franklin Center offers youth entrepreneurship programming to students in grades 3-12 in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties.