Makerettes is our all-girls maker club founded by DHF Youth member Sierra in 2015. Makerettes was created so that girls could inspire each other to learn tech skills and make things! We formed Makerettes after realizing that girls were leaving DHF after they completed Maker Foundations because they felt awkward, being one of just a few girls.
Makerettes was founded to increase involvement from female program participants and aim to increase retention of girls in our program. We want to give female participants an opportunity to form bonds with one another, as well as the women on staff, and feel as comfortable as possible here. Makerettes sets aside time for the girls and women to build relationships with one another and encourage new friendships through maker projects and unique experiences.
Makerettes is open to all middle school and high school females who are participants in DHF programs. We meet on 2 Fridays per month from 4pm-6pm. Our Fall 2017 dates are as follows:
- Friday October 13, 2017
- Friday October 27, 2017
- Friday November 3, 2017
- Friday November 17, 2017
- Friday December 8, 2017
- Friday December 22, 2017
- Friday January 12, 2018
If you have any questions or need more information about this program, please contact us!