OUR APPROACH PURPOSE, PROJECTS AND POWER TOOLS
Young people learn to collaborate and create while learning skills in fabrication, prototyping, metalwork, physical computing, construction, and design. Together, we use traditional and advanced tools, technologies, and craft to honor the individual voice, celebrate the joy of producing something larger than ourselves, and inspire lasting sense of wonder and accomplishment.
OUR IMPACT PREPARED FOR THE PROJECT OF LIFE
Our programs, aimed at students and educators, take place in public school classrooms throughout NYC, in Red Hook, Brooklyn at Beam Center, and in Strafford, New Hampshire at Beam Camp. With mentorship, job placement and career/college guidance, we aim to connect youth to New York City's creative and technical economies.
This year Beam Center has made innovative projects with
6,000 middle & high school students, primarily low-income, newly immigrated or in under-resourced communities
25 NYC public schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, helping over half develop their own school “FabLab” makerspaces as hubs of imagination, invention and innovation
100+ high school students each year in our intensive Youth Leadership and Employment programs
200+ public school educators in our Professional Learning program
1000+ kids and adults in our Community programs including the NYC Beam Project and Inventgenuity Festival
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