As technology evolves and the world continues to change, companies will need highly qualified STEAM experts to meet the needs of our society. Minorities, low-income households, and individuals that are exceptional get left behind in our public schools. They often fail to get the needed skills and knowledge to become employed in these fields. At Beacon House, we focus on student interests, finding common ground, engaging them in integrated activities that help them expand their creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while having fun.
It is important to be a lifelong learner. This is a trait that is developed and fostered through enriching programs like STEAM Works, Outreach events, Common Ground Community Art, and our curriculum and professional development workshops.
When we give back we get more than we gave. Many of our events, programs, and items are at reduced cost or free. We spend time working on fundraising and finding corporate and individual donations to help offset the cost of these events. We also feel it is important to incorporate service activities into our operations through programs like BIOS4 Global Service Learning Project.
Managing our resources with care is important. This means natural resources from our planet, physical resources at our learning labs and events, intellectual resources (Our Minds, growing are intellect and sharing our collective knowledge), and our personal physical resource (Our body, by helping the community through workshops on healthy eating and living and our community garden).
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi
Located at 22 North Mulberry Street, Suite 116 in downtown Hagerstown.