Generator Rolls Out New Opportunities With Marble Coasters

By July 6, 2018News

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP) hosts a free annual summer camp for youths of refugee and recent migrant families. This year, 12 VRRP youth visited Generator with CEDO AmeriCorps team members, Saylia Moo and Elizabeth to see STEM concepts in action. Generator’s AmeriCorps Outreach Associate, Jon Weisbecker, led a marble coaster workshop exploring how makers prototype, collaborate and fabricate ideas into reality. By the end of their time,  students minds were racing as fast at the marble coasters. One student said, “This was awesome! I really want to come back here and create a portable weightlifting system. When can we come back?” Others hope to return to use the woodshop and laser cutter down the road. Generator is looking forward to expanding programming to serve refugee and recent immigrant families.