2017 saw the first full year of operation for CREATE.
Beginning in the spring, we began running monthly STEAM-enrichment classes, open to all ages, but geared towards young people. Always affordable and small, so that our instructors can provide individualized instruction, CREATE brought exciting, never-before-seen classes to the area.
The summer was a busy one, too. With a total of six class offerings that saw our participants 3D printing their own safe, working with conductive play dough, making their own fidget spinner and much more.
As we headed into fall, a small, but passionate group of high school students began working with CREATE staff to bring Techstar Startup weekend to Aberdeen for the first time ever.
Hundreds of volunteer hours, a Board of Directors passionate for CREATE’s place in South Dakota, and a beauitful, donated facility all contributed to establishing CREATE as a creative hub for young people and entrepreneurs in Aberdeen.