What we do (now Fully Virtual as well!)
We BUILD current and next gen professionals. STEAM Minecraft & Pathways Program events, hosted by BESThq, curate like-minded builders via innovative & inspiring activities promoting the amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM). Typically, we’ll provide snacks, technology tools / laptops, a secure server and space for building with current and future STEAM pros. In 2020, we’ve adapted to a FULLY VIRTUAL experience using Zoom with Breakout Rooms and our in-house, cloud accessible Minecraft Server. See Pix HERE.
Uniquely positioned as a business community with deep STEAM roots, we “intentionally intersect” and open pathways for development of youth, as well as seasoned, pros.
Through the past 3 years, over 1,000 kids of all abilities have learned teamwork, problem solving, public speaking and leadership in a fun, creative and confidence building program. We’ve completed over 50 events in Oregon and Washington.
Over 100 STEAM professionals have “paid it forward” by mentoring and coaching creating pathways to successful careers for kids.
Check out this State of Oregon article in My Oregon News featuring program impact & opportunity.
BESThq’s STEAM Minecraft & Pathways events activate, engage and grow, future & current STEAM Professionals with collaborative and creative learning through STEAM focused planning, design, and building using tools such as the virtual, sandbox game Minecraft (TM), coding, legos, 3D printing and legorobotics. Beginning with late elementary and middle school youth, with focus on underrepresented communities & those with exceptionalities, the program encourages STEAM pathways while building three areas: Minds, Relationships and Opportunity.
See our calendar for more information about upcoming STEAM Minecraft events
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4 ways to BUILD together: