The reason behind The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ is to expose people to opportunities and experiences in order to help them find their passion and learn about it! Although not a traditional school at all, there are many forms of learning and education that will take place in all facets of the operation.

The original concept for ZIPPER JUNCTION™ began as a CTC, a Career and Technical Center for some local school districts located within Pike and Wayne Counties in Northeast Pennsylvania. These two counties, two of three counties in all of Pennsylvania that did not have access to such a facility, drove the initial educational aspect. What is now being proposed is much bolder, more comprehensive, and totally innovative. Every part of the public and operational sides of ZIPPER JUNCTION™ will have to meet a very simple test in order to be included at all. All the activities will be designed to feed off each other in a positive way. More importantly, ALL activities must allow for learning about, and education of, their unique processes. To put it simply, all internal departments will work together for the greatest good of the overall operation while simultaneously allowing and facilitating their inner operational workings to the general public for observance, to “students” of various types, as well as the continued advancement of those who operate the programs and facilities. Learning and education will be woven into everything, everywhere, all the time!

Citizenry & Cooperation
Citizenry & Cooperation
As a physical representation of an open source community, the people are the most important part of the system; we must all work together! Although more of an abstract concept within ZIPPER JUNCTION™, citizenry and cooperation are still very important, earning them a unique cog in the overall mechanism.
The<br />Shops
Technical and traditional, innovative and high tech, all the working shops within ZIPPER JUNCTION™ function together to build anything that can imagined! They are also the main driver for the creative culture we intend to foster. There will be a place to make anything, teach how to make it, and innovate new ways to make things.
Fitness &
Fitness &<br />Sports
We are nothing without our health, PERIOD! Fitness opportunities and sports of all kinds will thrive within the huge sports complexes of ZIPPER JUNCTION™. As a major pillar of the philosophy, this gear is included to show the importance of how our individual health and well being affects everything else we do.
Theater &
Theater &<br /><a>Arts
All the creativity comes together in the many studios, theaters, sound stages, and venues throughout ZIPPER JUNCTION™. The Theatre & Arts Gear embodies all the facets from all the others within a form for all to enjoy as well as participate in. It is a fact that people who participate in the arts are more successful elsewhere.


The Outside-In town that connects all of the inner workings of The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ together, facilitates cross pollination, and becomes the ongoing event for all to experience! This Gear is literally the driver for all the other gears in the mechanism and is also our dual lighting bolts of innovation logo.