How many middle school or for that matter high school students know what Hydrophobic surfaces are?  That was Friday’s lab which went much better than Wednesday’s Thermochromic slime.  We aren’t sure if it was our make-shift saline solution or the wrong kind of glue that resulted in a watery mess instead of slime.  Whether the experiments work or fail, the students are loving it!  Afternoons are just as interesting as students are requesting to go back to the Historical Commission to do more research.  Go figure?  

Come witness the excitement for yourself.

Each Friday from 2-3pm students will be conducting design reviews of their progress. We are extending an invitation to you to help our young Creative Doers refine their projects.  The design reviews will be held at Cambridge Public Library’s Main Library 449 Broadway.  Review dates: 7/28, 8/4.  The final review will be on 8/10 (Thursday).

Looking forward to seeing you.


WayFinders evolved from our work with Fletcher Maynard Academy in 2014 when we students expressed a curiosity about “How Might We Be Part of a Changing Neighborhood?”  While Cambridge is home of the most innovative square mile on the planet, many of its youth, especially those in under-resourced communities, feel disconnected to that progress. In a very innovative manner, WayFinders connects youth to the stories evolving around them while simultaneously creating an authentic connection between businesses and the next generation of problem solvers.

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Michael K. Dawson

Co-Founder, Chief Doer, Innovators For Purpose, Inc. Creative Doing - the act of changing or influencing with the intent of leaving a mark on the world...

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