Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame To Open at the Maryland Science Center in Fall 2009

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New permanent installation in Maryland Science Center to showcase youth innovation and entrepreneurship

Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame

By Kids for Kids, "BKFK" and the Maryland Science Center yesterday announced a partnership to build the Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame, a permanent exhibition showcasing the outstanding creative achievements of American youth. The much anticipated new installation is scheduled to open in the fall of 2009 on the third floor of the Maryland Science Center and will include 1,800 square feet of exhibit space.

The "Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame" -- will provide inspiration to motivate all youth to innovate and be creative. This groundbreaking exhibit will showcase award-winning youth inventors, both past and present, for generations to come. The target audience will be youth ages 9 -- 18, as well as teachers, parents or guardians. The exhibit area will offer educational programs and a local venue where students can meet to discuss ideas and inventions as well as create and design new inventions. There will also be a designated place for educators, parents and others to convene to act as mentors and advisers to creative or entrepreneurially inclined young people.

Norman Goldstein, Founder and CEO of BKFK, commented: "This is a very important day in of history of BKFK as we announce the launch of the Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame here at the Maryland Science Center. This permanent installation will serve as a shining monument to the enduring power of youth to proactively impact our world."

"Adding the Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame as a permanent exhibition at the Maryland Science Center is a powerful message to our young visitors that scientific discovery is not just a grown up pursuit, and that great ideas come from people with imagination of any age," said Van Reiner, President and CEO of the Maryland Science Center.

About By Kids For Kids Co.
By Kids for Kids® (BKFK®) is a youth marketing and media company partnering with the worlds' leading corporations to provide a platform to foster, share, showcase, and commercialize youth innovation and entrepreneurship. Their mission is to inspire, motivate and stimulate the innovative spirit within all young people.

The closely held Stamford, CT-based corporation has been dedicated to making youth ideas a reality since 2003. Thru its website (http://www.bkfk.com) and its social community (Idea Locker™), online competitions, TV show (Think Big™), Magazine (Possible™), press, and education outreach the company engages youth in the US and around the world. BKFK® youth-created products are available nationally and serve as a testament to the power of youth innovation and social entrepreneurship.

More information about the company and its successes helping young innovators is available online at http://www.bkfk.com

About the Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; a day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other attractions include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium. For more information log onto http://www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call 410-685-5225.

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