• Understanding the Post-Emergent Phase of a Makerspace

  • Why Libraries Are More Important Now Than Ever

  • 10 Connected Learning Lesson Plans from the Remake Learning Network

  • Fail and Try Again: Maker Jawn at the Free Library gets Philadelphians of all stripes involved in the maker movement

  • Teen 365 Helps Teens Create Pathways to Happy and Successful Adulthoods

  • Kansas City Digital Media Lab

The YOUmedia Learning Labs Network believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and communities nationally to develop and sustain leadership for educational improvement. The labs are creative, transformative, and dynamic spaces that aim to put Connected Learning into action. With a commitment to equity and digital inclusion, they expand opportunities for interest-driven learning by youth.


Why A Makerspace Popped Up in a Museum

Most people wouldn’t think of science as quirky, but if they’d witnessed a posse of orange, papier-maché robotic pumpkins racing down the hall at the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV), in Richmond, Virginia, they might re-think that image. Read the rest »

Kansas City Digital Media Lab

In 2012, the Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) received a YOUmedia planning grant offered through the MacArthur Foundation and Institute of Museum and Library Services to design a YOUmedia Learning Lab program. Read the rest »


New York, NY: New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)

The New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, will plan and prototype a youth-centered, community-engaged Digital Making program within the museum’s new Cognizant Maker Space. Digital Making is a program that will empower diverse groups of middle- and high-school youth to investigate and communicate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics through digital media including sound, video, and games.