Beam Center’s mission is to crystallize self-directed growth in youth through ambitious, collaborative project-making.
We use traditional and advanced tools, technologies, and craft to honor individual voice, celebrate the joy of producing something larger than ourselves, and inspire lasting sense of wonder and accomplishment. Our programs support youth to take bold steps towards meaningful futures and foster conditions for educational equity in New York City.
Beam Center builds together with NYC youth, artists, engineers, and educators to connect people to projects that have purpose. Young people learn to collaborate and create while learning skills in welding, physical computing, carpentry, ceramics, textiles, video, programming and design. This combination of technical skill development and socio-emotional support forms a foundation for success in school and life. Our aim is to empower young people to succeed and connect to NYC’s rich technical and creative industries.