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Transforming Ideas into Reality, One Project at a Time

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SparkSpace: A Reimagined MakerSpace

With workstations aligned with our Youth Promise Career Pathways, SparkSpace provides a spectrum of self-guided or mentor-led activities, catering to different experience levels. A makerspace is a collaborative work space that provides access points to tools and resources. 

  • Skill-building across various domains
  • Engaging in both recreational and career-oriented activities
  • Learning through hands-on, immersive experiences

At the heart of Base camp, SparkSpace offers a vibrant, highly modular environment where creativity meets innovation.

Advanced Manufacturing, Technology, and Trades

Dive into the world of advanced manufacturing with our 3D printers, Cricut machines, hobby CNCs, and more. Here, you'll:

  • Identify real-world problems
  • Design solutions
  • Use educational software and manufacturing tools to bring your ideas to life
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Advanced Agriculture and Food Systems Sparkspace Station

Advanced Agriculture and Food Systems

Discover the essence of agriculture in eastern Connecticut through our hydroponic station. This pathway offers:

  • Hands-on experience with indoor farming
  • Insights into sustainable and just food systems
  • Collaboration with community partners to explore local food ecosystems

Arts & Communications

Build essential skills for virtually any career with our Arts & Communications stations. Engage in:

  • Digital and traditional art creation
  • Crafting messages through digital media designs
  • Developing communication skills for the digital age with tools like our 4K HD video camera, professional audio, and podcasting station
Arts and Communications SparkSpace Station

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