BEAM CENTER BUILDING TOGETHER

Beam Center brings together youth, artists, engineers, and educators to produce ambitious, collaborative projects that support youth to take bold steps towards meaningful futures and foster conditions for educational equity.

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.

 

 
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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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DONATE

We are a non-profit organization, and every dollar we get goes right back into providing amazing programing to the youth of New York City.

Make a donation today to make a difference for NYC youth! 

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