This is Michigan | Creating a Community of Opportunity

This is Michigan | Creating a Community of Opportunity


This place is
an incredible opportunity. It opens
up worlds, quite possibly never
seen before. The sort of major
project areas involve woodworking,
screen printing, bike repair
and rebuilding, there’s a
big garden, we have the water
purification trike, we have welding,
we have a 3-D printer, we have that bus that we’re
turning into a mobile maker space, we have a carpenter
who’s working with us starting with doghouses,
and then we’ll go into a tiny house. We’ve been in here for
a little over a year now. The only reason it’s
happening, honestly, is because of Nick
and U-M coming aboard, being able to give the
final push and credence. I mean, I never would have figured
I would be in a bike shop taking apart a crank
on a bike, but through hard work
I was able to fix this bike up. Now it’s rideable and I kept it
as my own as transportation, and I just found that
to be so incredible. The Brightmoor Maker Space
is where dreams come to reality, that’s how
I look at it. And it made my
dream come true. I have a clothing brand,
it’s something that I built. This is my job. It’s really like
another office of mine. Young people
want to awaken to their own sense
of creativity. We have hands-on
projects created by high school
and U-M students together. It’s collaborative,
creative-driven. A lot of stuff we learn here
we can take with us, and hopefully
they take with them in future stuff
that they build. Without the Brightmoor Maker
Space helping me achieve my dream, I wouldn’t really
be able to do as much
as I’m doing right now. It ignited a passion I never
would have figured was there.

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