The Curiosity Hacked Guild is a weekly program for older children (8 and up) who are ready for more complex skill building and a focus on their individual goals while building relationships within a community. The program is designed to balance between structure and autonomy, uniquely addressing the developmental, intellectual, and social needs of this age group. Some Guilds begin with the Hackerling Circuit project, which is an Arduino Shield (circuit board) that gives all of our young hackers a well rounded education in STEAM concepts and exposing them to the fundamentals of skills, resources, and ideas. Topics covered include circuit and hardware science and function, soldering, LEDs, sewing, design, laser cutting, and more.Not only does this project give our kids a strong foundation to work from, but it also allows them the opportunity to make autonomous decisions around their own interests and what badges they may want to pursue later on. In our Guilds, kids pursue badges based on their own interests, invest themselves in smaller projects, and/or work on group projects. Mentorship plays a crucial role in our Guilds, both from experts to learners and peer to peer, offering a variety of opportunities for exploration and sharing of skills and knowledge. Every meeting also includes exposure to our core values, provoking thought and discussion. Meetings can also include field trips that offer an opportunity to try new skills and explore ideas. Every meeting also includes exposure to our core values that provokes thought and discussion. Once members complete the Hackerling Circuit Badge, members split into smaller crews to pursue Badges or focus on projects in the areas of their own interest. Meeting also include group projects and field trips that offer an opportunity to try new skills and explore ideas.