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Student Memberships and Youth Members


Student rate (with ID) 11+ years old: $20/month
Any active student is eligible for our “Student Memberships.”
This includes Middle School (11 years old and up), Highschool, college, and post-grad students.
Please provide a current ID when attending your New Member Orientation.
Youth aged 11-17 years old must attend a Youth Member Orientation.
See “Youth Members" below.


At Decatur Makers, young makers between the ages of 11-17 years old are eligible for a membership. Youth Members are considered to be full members of Decatur Makers in good standing as long as they adhere to the Decatur Makers Code of Conduct, Community Agreement, and Members Handbook.

Youth Membership Agreement

Youth and their parents or guardian must attend a Youth Member Orientation that includes reviewing and signing the Youth Membership Agreement.
• Youth Members between the ages of 11-13 years old, must be accompanied by a parent or 21+ guardian at all times in and around the Decatur Makers makerspace.
• Youth Members between the ages of 14-17 years old, may be unaccompanied in and around the Decatur Makers makerspace, as long as their parent or legal guardian has signed with specific approval.
• Youth Members under 18 years old, may at no time bring guests under 21 years of age.
• Youth Members under 18 years old, may at no time utilize power equipment and tools on which they have not completed a safety check by Decatur Makers Staff or Area Stewards.
• Youth Members under 18 years old, may not enter or utilize any of the tools or equipment in the Woodshop or Metal Working area of the Decatur Makers makerspace without direct supervision an 21+ adult parent, guardian, volunteer officer or Decatur Makers staff member.
• Youth Members who are found in violation of any of the outlined policies, will be given the opportunity to work with Decatur Makers staff to create a plan for improvement. If plans for improvement prove to be unsuccessful, after three violations, Decatur Makers reserves the right to restrict access to the makerspace or remove all of a youth member privileges through the cancellation of their membership.

Youth Member Orientation

Check the Events Calendar to sign up for New Member Orientations which end with a Youth Member Orientation, or reach out to [email protected] to schedule your orientation. #kidmakersrock