What exactly is TOOLFEST?

What exactly is TOOLFEST?

TOOLFEST is a free education program for students from various public schools & education programs in the Washington, DC Metro Area. The festival & program series will introduce students to professionals in the Professional Building Trades, allow students to work on small safe demonstration projects and engage with the construction industry in the Washington metro area. Examples of projects/ demos include, students having the opportunity to try on hard hats and safety glasses and learn basic tools and terminology. The program will also include students being taught about functions of basic  and advanced tools. No student will be exposed to tools that will comprise their safety. The goals of the program is to advocate and bring more awareness to CTE related careers as a pathway for youth. 

TOOLFEST is a major way that Wise Young Builders both raises awareness of our programming and gears us up for our summer camp season. Youth & attendees will engage in games, see tools, listen to speakers and participate in activities to engage their interest in construction and math.

About Us

About TOOLFEST

 

TOOLFEST is a Wise Young Builders. Wise Young Builders is a program that provides youth early exposure to the building and construction related industry. We believe that exposure proceeds choice.  Our TOOLFEST event allows individuals, partners and stakeholders in the construction industry to make a significant investment in our youth development work through participating, sponsorship and/or by donating tools. Wise Young Builders is a STEM based program in Washington, DC & Prince George's County, MD for youth ages 8-13 years of age. One of our primary goals is to introduce youth to the construction industry and help them to learn the value of having practical skills. A second goal is to excite youth about math.

 

This year, we will host two TOOLFEST events. The Washington, DC Event will be hosted Wednesday November 16, 2022 at PHELPS High School, 704 26th St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Programming will operate from 10:30 until 2:30 p.m. 

 

On Thursday November 17, 2022, we will host TOOLFEST at the Prince George's Community College; Westphalia Training Center. The center is located at 9109 Westphalia Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Programming will operate from 10:00- 3:30 pm.

If you are a construction related company, we are inviting you to donate a tool or donation to TOOLFEST. Your contribution will allow 700+ students to maximize their experience with construction industry, real people and tools; many for the first time.

 

TOOLFEST will attract students from various public schools & education programs in Washington, DC Metro area,  as well as leaders in the construction industry. The festival will introduce students to professionals in the Professional Building Trades, allow students to work on small demo projects and engage with the construction industry in the Washington metro area. Please consider supporting our youth programs and makerspaces. TOOLFEST is an opportunity to celebrate accomplishments, acknowledge our sponsors and to raise funds to purchase cool new activities, materials and tools for our programs.

For more information on Wise Young Builders visit us at www.wiseyoungbuilders.org