High-tech charity gets permanent location


CraftingEducation founder Slayde Kerner, center, welcomes business supporters Marty Ward and Seeta Begui at a May 26 party to thank temporary hosting sponsor Computer Care Clinic at Suntree Station plaza.

photo by Linda Wiggins

Launched by a high-tech child prodigy, the nonprofit CraftingEducation has moved to a permanent location in Suntree. 

Rising Viera High School 10th grader Slayde Kerner started the summer camp and after-school computer, science and math enrichment entity last year. Computer Care Clinic at Suntree Station plaza hosted the nonprofit in its spacious back room at no charge for much of the past year. The space accommodated a dozen-plus laptop stations and a 3D printer through full-capacity summer camps that will continue through July 11. MineCraftEdu runs from 9 a.m. to noon and 3D Printing from 1 to 4 p.m.

“We’re so thankful for them helping us get our start,” Slayde said.

CraftingEducation supporter William Johnson and daughter Danielle Johnson provide refreshments. | PHOTO BY LINDA WIGGINS​CraftingEducation joins a plethora of youth-oriented businesses at Suntree Business Center, at 3270 Suntree Blvd., Suite 1130 at the side entrance of Building B.

An open house is slated for August as the entity transitions to after-school enrichment in MineCraft and other computer-based learning games, as well as 3D printing classes.

CraftingEducation also offers portable stations for off-site events. It has forged agreements to provide after-school programs at three school campuses.

In addition to teaching younger children, Kerner also mentors older students in a leadership academy.

For more information, go to craftingeducation.com or call 321-926-4848.