2015-07-02 / Community News

Compass Project moves

As of July 1, the Compass Project, a boat building program for at-risk youth currently located in Portland, will become a program of Engine, an arts organization in Biddeford. The Compass Project was formerly a program of Spurwink, a behavioral health agency and prior to that, had its own nonprofit status. The transition was facilitated by Spurwink to find a home with a more design and maker-oriented mission. Engine’s interest in supporting and growing the young maker community dovetails with the project-based learning focus of the program.

The Compass Project’s shop will be housed at Biddeford High School and be available to Biddeford students as well as students from outside the city. Engine, as the parent organization, will be able to utilize the maker space for other hands-on workshops as well, expanding their digital fabrication lab to include traditional tools.

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