Purpose, Projects And Power Tools: The BEAM Center Model

Purpose, Projects And Power Tools: The BEAM Center Model

Brian and his staff will talk about their work at BEAM Center to bring fabrication resources to a wide range of communities and public high schools in New York City. 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. Brian will focus on how other organizations can copy their model.

Brian Cohen

Brian Cohen is Executive Director of Beam Center, a Brooklyn-based non-profit that supports young people and their communities to learn, grow and flourish through ambitious collaborative project-making. The Beam Center now serves 7,000+ students annually at their camp in New Hampshire, and in NYC through partnerships with 30 public schools, and Apprenticeship and Youth Employment programs.

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