​​​​About KitHub – Project-based STEAM and Environmental Learning

KitHub Vision

Learning opportunities that are widely available, personalized, interest-driven and life-long.

KitHub Mission

To design hands-on projects that build confidence, skills, and knowledge in real-world relevant topics.

Education Programs

KitHub provides STEAM-based education programs that deliver innovative and accessible science and technology kits for kids to work on at home, in the classroom or anywhere in between. KitHub provides fun and stimulating ways to delve into activities that spark curiosity and promote creating, experimenting and designing so kids can build 21st century literacy and skills.

Environmental Monitoring

Our reliable and scientific-grade environmental monitoring kits are designed to be used by citizens, researchers, educators, uranium miners, nuclear protection agencies and first responders to collect, analyze and share environmental data.

Background

KitHub was founded in 2014 after founders Tara and Luz bumped into each other at a tech talk given by President Obama. At the time they were each running the complimentary nonprofit organizations Los Angeles Makerspace and DIY Girls that provide equal access to hands-on STEM learning for underserved children in Los Angeles. In order to scale the offerings outside of Los Angeles, they formed KitHub. Since then program boxes have been shipped to educational facilities across the US and Canada and environmental kits around the world. The KitHub team has remained true to its roots and continues to focus on making the programs accessible so that children have the opportunity to learn science and technology skills equally and educators are able to facilitate the programs easily. 

Tara Tiger Brown, Chief Encouragement Officer

Tara Brown CEO KitHub

You may have attempted to put together a hard-to-assemble electronics or robotics kit that left you with a bad impression. Maybe you gave up and chucked the parts back into their box never to be seen again.

Perhaps you are a parent or educator that really wants to introduce science, technology or coding to your kids but have no idea where to start.

That was me too.

I learned a lot about electronics, engineering and coding by designing and making things as part of a community of makers.  I quickly realized how fortunate I was to have experienced mentors to help me when I had questions. When Luz Rivas and I started in KitHub in November 2014, we did it knowing that there are people that want a mentor in STEAM subjects but don't have anyone that they can turn to.

KitHub exists because we want educators, kids, moms, dads, grandmas -- anyone that is curious enough -- to have that same sense of empowerment and autonomy that you develop from being part of a community of makers. We want to help you gain the confidence you need to design a robot, build a device to collect important environmental data, or design your own creative electronics project, and have a lot of fun while doing it.

Even with great instructions, everyone needs help from time to time. You can count on us to be patient and understanding when you have a question.

-Tara

Check Out Our Kits

Now that you know a little bit about KitHub, why not give our kits a try?

 

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