Welcome to episode 1 of a new series called “Reality Check.” In this series, we will be examining the conceptions surrounding work, fulfillment, and stability in America today. We will specifically be hearing from a group of individuals who pursued their passions and often left stable jobs in the process.
Read my article on Dennis Rockhill.
Proto began as an idea to provide tools, materials, mentorship and space to youth and adults in our community that wanted to pursue their creative passion. It was to be a makerspace. We were very generously provided a space on the third floor of the Brown County Central Library to set up shop and get a start. It was quite a busy start with several robotics teams, workshops and
. Along the way, as we further developed what seemed to be working, and what was more fun, we became a resource for formal and informal educational maker initiatives. From the beginning we have always had a connection with The Einstein Project, a provider of hands-on, inquiry-based science curriculum and materials.
Proto’s mission is to build creativity, confidence and grit in our youth through hands-on, STEAM-focused projects, workshops and teams.