In the news…

We are so thankful to all of the media channels that have given time and attention to The Making Foundation and everything that we are doing and hope to accomplish.

Want to feature The Making Foundation? You can contact us at info@makingfoundation.org

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WSLS 10, June 2019

The Making Foundation in Roanoke started three years ago as a way to get city school kids thinking about trade jobs. It grew into a maker space where you can use professional tools and learn, and now the program is morphing into its next phase.

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WDBJ7, March 2019

A group in Roanoke is empowering teens by teaching them to make things with their hands. Creating a box or a chair, the Making Foundation is changing lives, one project at a time…

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BElla Magazine, January 2019

Thank you to Bella Magazine for featuring our Founder/Executive Director, Aaron Ray-Dykstra and The Making Foundation in their January issue.

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BEhind the Craft, December 2018

Tay Whiteside and his team at Lift Arc Studios featured our Founder and Executive Director, Aaron Ray-Dykstra and The Making Foundation in their first episode of Behind the Craft.

After School Alliance, April 2018

The Making Foundation in Roanoke started three years ago as a way to get city school kids thinking about trade jobs. It grew into a maker space where you can use professional tools and learn, and now the program is morphing into its next phase.

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The Roanoke Star, October 2016

Aaron Dykstra is a high-end custom bicycle frame maker with a particular skill in welding. He bypassed college and went into the military before starting on his professional path.

The Roanoker says not everyone coming out of high school wants to or is ready to go to a four-year college, or any college for that matter. But they need to have the skills to find decent-paying jobs and that’s where he hopes The Making Foundation can make a difference.