Kid Lab Founder, Shannon Newby started the nonprofit in her home studio and moved into the children’s bookstore Read With Me in the fall of 2019.
“We’re a kid’s art studio and maker space,” Newby said. “So, we do a lot of programs geared for young kids ages 2 and up. We do a lot of art programs, science, STEM-related, and we do a lot in the community as well. It’s pay what you can, so, hopefully that means everyone has access to this play-based learning.”
Newby was inspired to use the pay-what-you-can model for Kid Lab by the popular Raleigh restaurant, A Place At The Table.
“It was so great to hear how she started small and how it just grew in the community, and the community rallied around that,” Newby said. “And, I’ve felt that very much here. We’re just starting out…