Mission & Values

Our mission is "to empower families and individuals of all ages to collaboratively explore, learn, and lead using technology and engineering."


The Forge Downtown is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Cary, NC.

The Forge Downtown is creating a community where families and individuals feel supported and encouraged to learn and develop 21st Century skills together, across all ages or other societal boundaries. Skills such such as collaboration, teamwork, critical thinking, communication using modern technology.

We value:

  • Initiative and growth/learning for all ages
  • Collaboration
  • Respect for each other and each others’ journey
  • Participation and involvement to make the community stronger
  • The willingness to 'fail faster'