Giving Tuesday: nonprofit reinvents teens’ futures

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – On this Giving Tuesday, the Omaha non-profit Made New Makerspace is on a mission to expand its service for underprivileged youth.

The STEM experts have turned around the lives of teens through science, technology, engineering and math.

“This is going to give us a tool,” said Jim Clements, describing the plans to expand mobile operations.

Clements and other educators with Made New Makerspace train foster teens and underprivileged youth at their workshop in Millard. The goal is to reinvent teensto become young adults and start a career in skilled trades.

“Being on the streets, being in a gang, doing drugs, being involved with crimes and misdemeanors, these kids come to us,” Clements said.

And now Clements is looking to take the show on the road.

The Omaha Parks Department will welcome the Makerspace mobile classroom to city parks in the spring. First—the…

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