78 Views

58: Teaching the Next Generation Through Project-Based Learning | Aaron Dykstra | The Making Foundation

Be Inspired | Do Good

Interview with Aaron Dykstra, Founder and Executive Director of The Making Foundation:

This week on Roanoke Podcast for Good, Hal speaks with Aaron Dykstra, Executive Director of The Making Foundation. Propelled forward to share the importance of manufacturing and the skilled trades, Aaron founded The Making Foundation, an after-school enrichment program that teaches hands-on, project-based learning. Prior to running a nonprofit, Aaron built and ran a hugely successful (and award-winning) small business as owner, designer and fabricator for 611 Bicycle Company and Hometown Manufacturing (his bicycles carried an 18-month waiting list!). Our conversation follows Aaron’s journey from decorated Air Force veteran, to small business owner to nonprofit director, dad, partner and passionate tinkerer.

Get In Touch With Aaron:

Resources:

 

Like What You’ve Heard? Share With Others To Inspire Them Too!

Thanks for joining me again this week. If you have any tips, suggestions, or comments about this episode, please be sure to leave them in the comment section below.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons below. Thank you!

Written by: Emma Shulist

Related Posts

11: INSPIRING Others With Love, Laughter, And Joy Through Chocolate And Service | Melissa Palmer | Chocolatepaper

Be Inspired | Do Good: Melissa is a Roanoke native that has lived and worked in almost every zip code around here.  Her passion for startups and youth shines through each day as a co-owner and philanthropist at chocolatepaper. Melissa’s family-owned business started as the brainchild of her uncle in 1985.  He started with a […]