Makers For Vets Program Returning To Northeast Ohio

A program tasking engineers and doctors with finding unique solutions to challenges faced by disabled veterans is returning to Ohio.


LAKEWOOD, OH — Challenge America is again bringing its Makers for Veterans program to Northeast Ohio. Teams of engineers, doctors and other "makers" will work together at St. Edward High School to forge solutions to difficulties faced by disabled military veterans.

The makers are all volunteers working together to improve life for a veteran. The engineers, doctors and students will be formed into groups and then paired with a veteran. Each veteran will have a unique challenge for the makers to take on. The teams will then discuss and design prototypes for a solution and then spend three days building a model for the veteran.

Earlier this year the first Makers for Veterans event was held entirely in Northeast Ohio. Volunteers built their prototypes at the Joseph & Helen Lowe Institute for Innovation at St. Edward High. This year, an expanded version of the program will return to the high school and to Northeast Ohio.

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