$0 Cost- Sign-up for additional resources and support!
All Young Inventors’ Program materials are FREE – yes, free – thanks to generous donors. By registering, you will receive exclusive access to our live trainings for YIP leaders, webinars for young inventors, and resources to assist you as you mentor youth innovators. We ask you to register because we want to connect with you so that we can report participation to funders which is essential for our sustainability. See below for more details about benefits, eligibility (everyone is eligible).
*Please note that there is a separate Sign-Up for students who do not have access to a local YIP program and who are inventing at home, independently. Please go to our Independent Student page for all of the resources that you need to invent and to sign up.
2023-2024 School Year
We have multiple options to help YIP leaders bring invention education to students in a variety of formats in class, extracurricular time, or after school- in person and remotely. The YIP curriculum includes:
- Developed Lesson Plans designed to be delivered by educators in person with recommendations for virtual learning to allow for direct engagement between educators and students.
- Hands-On Activities accessible to all students to explore and design by guided discovery as they go through the invention process and develop a YIP project.
- New digital resources such as a YIP Inventor Journal, activity worksheets and more.
Pacing Guides to support planning and implementation.
- Training and professional development workshops.
To receive notice when resources are released and early access to our workshops, please register below.
If you are a homeschooling parent or out-of-school time educator, please complete the form below to receive our educator resources.
Who is Eligible?
Anyone who wants to support youth innovation! The Young Inventors’ Program is adaptable to any learning environment: classrooms, after-school programs, libraries, clubs, community programs, homeschools, and independent learners.
YIP sites in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont may participate in our regional competitions. We will help you connect to the network of invention programs to compete locally – if there isn’t one near you, you may compete in our Independent Students' Invention Fair.
Registered sites and leaders will receive additional materials, supplies, and access to our program staff for individual support. They also participate in live webinars for educators and for students.
Students participating at registered sites (or who are registered as Independent Inventors) are eligible for the Northern New England Invention Convention competition and may advance to the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals hosted by Invention Convention Worldwide or the National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest hosted by the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation and Creativity.