Canadian-based tech education company MakerKids has opened its first franchise in Leaside, Toronto.
As the first ever maker space for kids in North America, MakerKids is an award-winning robotics, coding and minecraft program designed by CEO Jennifer Turliuk.
“We’ve had overwhelming interest from all over the world in our innovative curriculum and teaching philosophy that focuses on empowering children to develop real life skills and a positive relationship with technology,” says Turliuk whose own childhood and experience at NASA’s Singularity University led her to develop the program.
The first franchisee, Aimee Savard, was drawn to MakerKids’ mission to empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.
The location will provide a place for the program to be explored, reaching more communities and inspiring more kids.