The 21st Century is bringing rapid technological change, increased need for cross-functional collaboration, and strong demand for confident leaders.
The Forge Initiative believes that our future will be stronger and our communities more vibrant when people of all ages can engage collaboratively in technology. We act to create that future within each “Forge”.
Technology serves as a tool to deliver results. Youth and adults explore and master technology, art and engineering. We discover confidence in ourselves. We uncover the strength in working together for something bigger than we have ever imagined. We figure out why we would want to lead and how to lead. As we grow, we come to understand that we all have the power and the ability to change the world.
Our learning model starts with Explore -- for those people who have discovered an area that's interesting, exciting and intriguing to them. Exploring is a critical step in understanding new technologies, new ways of doing things. It's a step where people figure out the problem space they're looking at; trying new things. Learning is the next step with more intentional purpose. And those who have explored and learned, cement those skills by leading -- by showing others, by mentoring, by being role models, by teaching. It's the place where great things can happen with the confidence and skills behind it.
The Forge Initiative's mission is to empower families and individuals of all ages to collaboratively explore, learn, and lead using technology and engineering.
Our community needs strong leaders who understand STEAM (STEM+Art). Forges create STEAM leaders. Forge programs support thousands in STEAM. There is more demand than we are currently able to meet.We thank you for being part of building The Forge Initiative to the next level of community support for STEAM.
We just received very generous support from Capitol Broadcasting and the AJ Fletcher Foundation. Every gift made to this appeal – up to $25,000 – will be matched dollar for dollar. Your impact can be doubled!
*Please note that these funds will go to the general operating account to benefit the entire organization. If you would like to specify what your donation is used for, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214 or 888-830-4989 for NC Residents.
The Forge Initiative
PO Box 4798
Cary, NC 27519