Youth Entrepreneurship Afterschool Program

Tuesday and Thursdays (with optional Wednesday "Open Lab" sessions for any enrolled participants)


10th and 11th graders

March 2nd through mid June

Click here to sign up! (Program is full)

Make items to sell using The Foundry's equipment,

Learn about business,

Earn money from product sales!

This program is made possible through the generous support of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation.


STEAM Afterschool

Tuesdays, 4PM-6PM

7th and 8th graders

through June 2nd

Click here to sign up! (Program is full)

Learn about light and power and make things with lasers, electronics and 3D printers!

This program is made possible through the generous support of Third Generation Fund and the Margaret L Wendt Foundation.







The Foundry has offered innovative hands-on, active-learning opportunities for youth since 2013. Programs have run in all makerspace areas - Technology, Textiles, Metal and Wood. Students develop new skills in our shops and labs. Young people collaborate on interactive projects, master new technologies, deepen important areas of interest, and explore new career possibilities.

Tours - The Foundry hosts tours for elementary, middle and high school students. Schedule a future tour date with us by emailing: [email protected].

Click a program title below to learn more and to view student projects       

Afterschool & Select Weekends

Programs at The Foundry support computer- assisted-design and making in all four of our makerspaces. Thanks to grant-funding, student groups from Buffalo neighborhoods join us for afterschool classes. Offerings combine art, computing & craft or STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

Workforce Development Day Programs

Partnering with local schools and agencies, we offer day programs that equip students to build projects for the community. Students explore exciting areas for future career opportunities or fulfill Career Development & Occupational Studies (CDOS) requirements.


Contact:  [email protected]