The Hand in Hand Program runs in August each year and engages middle and high school youth in the use of technology and computer design to fabricate prosthetic hands. Students will have a variety of hands-on experiences preparing them for technology design. The prosthetic hands are donated to children in need locally and abroad.

Participant Applicants should be students in grades 6-12. Those having attended the program in the past or who can demonstrate experience in 3D technology may be assigned to an advanced group, with a nominal fee to participate.

Project Team Leader Applicants should be a Junior or Senior in high school and already participating in a technology program or have participated in Hand in Hand 2017, 2018, or 2019. Project Team Leaders should be prepared to take direction from the teachers in charge, assist the program participants as instructed, and be a role model for engaged service-learning.


Project Team Leaders will receive extra leadership training and will be expected to apply these skills during the program.

A new related initiative is a partnership to replicate the Hand in Hand program in Ghana.

To see a recent news story about the Hand in Hand Program, click HERE.

For more information please contact:

Thank you to our Hand in Hand Program 2020 Sponsors:



The Garman Family Foundation

Administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Thank you to our Collaborating Sponsors:

Thank you to our Past Supporting Sponsors:

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229 W. Genesee Street
PO Box 462
Buffalo, NY 14201

WNY STEM Hub is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.