Cache Makers – not your parents’ 4-H

Cache Makers is a STEM-based 4-H club based in Logan. They provide programs for kids to learn, experiment and get better at everything from programming to robotics – primarily using Lego-robotic kits in various forms of difficulty, complexity and purpose. Program coordinator Dallin Graham was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program on Wednesday. Host Jason Williams asked him how Cache Makers got started.

”Cache Makers was started a few years ago by some awesome parents,” according to Graham,”that got together and said, ‘Hey, we have all these sports opportunities and music opportunities for our kids. Why don’t we do something where they can have fun making stuff and doing things that help prepare them for good careers?’”

They started approaching local and national businesses about donations, they got some space in the Chamber of Commerce building and started a few after-school groups there. Since then they have grown and moved to a larger space at 990 South Main, Suite A in Logan.

Helped by a three-year grant from the Department of Workforce Services they can offer more camps. In fact, Graham says, they have the Lego EV3 Robotics camp and Raspberry Pi camp both beginning next Monday and more robotic camps in July.

“This week we kick off National Week of Making. This is something that the government, the White House is helping us celebrate. This Saturday, we’ll have open hours all day and the same every Saturday all summer from 9 to 4:30. So anyone who’s 4-H registered, parents and their youth can come in and work on their projects”

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