OUR IMPACT PREPARED FOR THE PROJECT OF LIFE

 

We inspire young New Yorkers to be hands-on, open-hearted, and ready for any challenge. We support young people to feel capable of building a better and brighter future for themselves, their city and the world. 

This year Beam Center has made innovative projects with

  • 3,000 middle & high school students, primarily low-income or newly immigrated 
  • 16 NYC public schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx
  • 35 Beamworks Apprentices, who worked on a collaborative astronomy project, learned in-depth technical skills, and were trained to lead workshops for younger students on related science topics
  • 50+ public school educators who took part in our Professional Development program
  • 1000+ kids in our summer, afterschool and Inventgenuity Festival programs

In addition, we

  • Provided 136 full scholarships to our summer and afterschool programs
  • Launched the FabLab Initiative to help under-resourced public schools become hubs of imagination, invention and innovation