Through our GEAR (Game Design, Electronics, App Development, and Robotics) learning pathway, young tinkerers individual passions, interests, and hobbies are connected to STEM skills to help instill a lifetime interest in STEM. Each GEAR program connects theory and practice, develop teamwork and communication skills, and gain a higher level of motivation and interest in technical career paths. Kids learn how to work in teams and how to manage a project from start to finish—teaching them time management and project management skills along with other professional and social skills. The skills they learn today will prove valuable throughout their lives. And, because they are learning STEM in a hands-on way, they are having fun!