Millikin University's Center for Entrepreneurship and the Children's Museum of Illinois have partnered to develop a workshop room called Make Space.
The space is designed to provide children with a variety of items with which to build, design and create whatever they can think of. The Make Space room offers day workshops designed for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship helped with developing the Make Space room as part of its Youth Entrepreneurship Education outreach program. The Center for Entrepreneurship is supporting the Make Space room on an on-going basis, providing a student intern to assist with staffing, and developing general programming to ensure the entire community benefits from the addition of the Make Space to the Children's Museum of Illinois.
Millikin student Lauren Nesbitt, a senior history major from Sidney, Ill., has helped students learn about completing a circuit and building small electric motors. "We want kids to tinker and create, with little or no direction from adults," said Nesbitt.
Click here to read more about the Make Space room in an article from the Herald & Review.