Sam Graulty Joins Generator Team To Support and Develop Workshop and Training Programs
Since joining the Generator team back in March, Sam Graulty has been hard at work making sure tool trainings, workshops, experienced user assessments, private lessons, and youth programs run smoothly. Sam came to Generator after a diverse set of experiences working with and on behalf of youth. He’s been a teacher, an outdoor educator, a professional development specialist and much more. He’s also been passionately creating community both professionally and personally.
When the pandemic hit, Sam brought together over 100 friends (and friends of friends) for a weekly online trivia night. “I of course missed my friends, but I also wanted to provide an opportunity for them to connect with each other and to (virtually) meet new people.” Over the course of 20 weeks, Sam hosted over 80 rounds of trivia (with a total of 880 questions!). Thanks to Sam’s community building efforts, good times were had and new friends were made, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sam has been hard at work maintaining and developing programming. Read on to learn more about some of our summer offerings and about how Generator is defining some of the differences between ‘workshops’ and ‘tool trainings’:
Workshops – typically product focused, rather than tool-proficiency focused, workshops expose participants to a variety of skills needed to come away from their experience with a specific end product. Below are some exciting new offerings taking place this summer!
- Zippered Pouch – Thursday, July 1st
- Pizza Steel – Wednesday, August 11th
- More Workshops in Development!
Tool Trainings – tool trainings provide participants with the level of proficiency needed to safely use the many tools and machines in Generator’s shop spaces and are required prior to using tools and equipment independently. We also offer both Experienced User Assessments and Private Lessons available for request via online form.
Summer Camps – Engaging, week-long programs for kids ages 9-12
- Circuits, Coding and Robot Fun with Joan and Allan Miller – July 19th-23rd
- Adobe Illustrator Design Camp with Alex Constantino – August 2nd-6th
To ensure that he’s best supporting our community and program participants as we all navigate the re-opening of our post-COVID world, Sam has gone above and beyond to maintain clear communication with the many community members who interface with our programs. In addition to providing general and workshop specific information to participants, Sam has been sending supplemental videos and preparation materials designed to ensure participants feel that Generator is a place where they will be supported and can find community. “I want to be sure people feel as comfortable and prepared as possible before walking through our doors,” said Sam.
We are thrilled that Sam is part of our community and maybe we’ll even get him to host Generator trivia for us someday!
If you have questions about our programs or how to get involved, Sam is always ready to help. He can be reached at: [email protected]
Welcome, Sam – we’re glad you’re here!