Estelita’s Kiosk: A Tiny Culture Space dreamed, designed, and built by students
We’re thrilled to join forces with Sawhorse Revolution, a Seattle-based nonprofit positively impacting the lives (and potential careers!) of local high school students. The organization’s mission: to foster confident, community-oriented youth through the power of making. Sawhorse Revolution programs teach students to think like designers, arm them with carpentry and building skills, then emphasize a hands-on approach as they help their ideas come to life on real community projects.
Of participating youth, half are women, two thirds are students of color, and more than three quarters come from low income neighborhoods. The projects teach practical skills, grant a dignified working experience, and even yield better performance in school. Overseen by volunteer AEC professionals, students design structures for neighboring nonprofits, everything from tree forts to tiny homes. Or, in this case, their biggest ever in-city project and Seattle’s first tiny cultural space, Estelita’s Kiosk.