Jordan is VERY excited to get the chance to tell her story of becoming an inventor during a Kid Inventors Day event on Tuesday in New York City! She and two other awesome kid inventors are gathering at NYU’s new maker space to tell their stories. By the way, Kid Inventors Day is on January 17th in honor of Ben Franklin who was an amazing kid inventor. (And he never stopped inventing!)
This has been an amazing year of learning and growing for Jordan. Getting the chance to come up with a creative idea, build it AND learn how to fail along the way to improve her creative ideas was a HUGE part of her life last year. The last year, I’ve seen her become more confident and enjoy watching how that creativity has led to her ability to take more responsibility for herself.
I know, can I really attribute Jordan’s chance to be a maker as the reason she’s matured so much in a year? I think yes. Giving Jordan control to turn a vision into reality helped her understand that she could control even more parts of her life. She’s trained to become a certified babysitter! That was something she wanted to do as a way to save money toward a new computer. (And of course, she doesn’t want to buy a cheap one!) She’s become our resident chef in the house. (She’s baking brownies right now.) She has had the chance to speak in public and even has a chance to lead an all-school assembly at a St. Louis elementary school later this month.
I honestly think learning how to be a maker helped an already confident kid grow ten times more confident.
We’re excited to work with Autodesk next week and continue to share Jordan’s excitement about inventing and her ideas to help advance how anyone can take ownership of his or her design needs.
(Thanks to Amy Enderle for taking so many wonderful photos of Jordan that I keep finding opportunities to share them!)