People around the world are connecting with one another and calling themselves "Makers." A Maker is someone who makes stuff: robots, crafts, furniture, art, or electronic gadgets.
The Maker Movement embraces the idea of igniting the spark in young people to create, collaborate, and develop 4-H science abilities. Instead of telling youth they need to do better in math and science, Maker projects pull youth into STEM disciplines through hands-on projects that improve these skills in an informal setting.
"Making" is gaining traction as a strategy to engage young people in building their science abilities. Dixie 4-H joined the the Maker Movement in 2011 to enhance the abilities of youth as they make innovative breakthroughs.