LA Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on increased access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) for low-income children, youth, and families. We do this by training librarians, teachers, and others already working with underserved youth how to teach STEAM in a “maker” style: Maker-style education uses hands-on DIY projects to help kids learn 21st-century skills. It’s not unlike the shop classes which used to be available to all in the public schools. Maker education is distinct because it is interest-driven and focuses on facilitating as children solve their own design problems rather than holding lecture-style classes. As a result, children not only learn skills and subject-matter information, but also boost their metacognitive abilities, analytical thinking, resilience and self-motivation.