Let's Get the Town Buzzing

At the Hive, we want to establish a place for people passionate about tech and teaching the next generation. We are seeking businesses to teach: Robotics, VR & Gaming, Crafts & Clothing, Video & Sound Editing, and Coding & Programming.

The Concept

Schools and their extracurricular activities are limited in resources and time. We know that there are bright kids and students that want to learn more about the newest technology and how to build for an even brighter future. At the Hive, we want to establish a place for education and creativity to ensure that our youth have the resources they need to succeed in the world's fastest growing industries.

Local Sponsors

The best way for our children to succeed is to partner with local families, schools, and small businesses. The Hive will be made up of local sponsors that can lead their own workshops, giving students a make space to explore and be creative! We want to build leaders through our partnerships and encourage local businesses to bring their knowledge and expertise to educate youth.

Our Vision

A collaborative maker space mall would give kids and families a place of gathering and exposure to a wide variety of hands-on learning. An informal place for play and inspiration, we want kids to feel comfortable exploring new learning opportunities with peer-to-peer training alongside expert facilitators. The Hive will integrate community members and organizations into an atmosphere of collaboration and creation.

The Latest Buzz

June 14, 2017

The Hive Website Launch

We are so excited for the launch of The Hive website!  We are currently seeking to purchase a permanent location in Bloomington-Normal to welcome in our partners so that they can build the spaces they desire.  We are looking at three potential locations for The Hive and would like to purchase…

We are so excited for the launch of The Hive website!  We are currently seeking to purchase a permanent location in Bloomington-Normal to welcome in our partners so that they can build the spaces they desire.  We are looking at three potential locations for The Hive and would like to purchase a property by the end of 2017.  

 

A community development project always needs to be a vision for sustainability, and a co-op space such as this will require some extra help.  We are seeking grant funding through a variety of sources to lay the foundation for growing our capacity to teach and grow Bloomington-Normal.  We currently partner with a handful of local school districts that aid us in our mission to serve Bloomington-Normal for a sustainable future.

 

Our next meeting will give community members a chance to ask our team questions and allows us to present our framework for the space and its organization.

We are currently seeking to purchase a permanent location in Bloomington-Normal to welcome in our partners so that they can build the spaces they desire.We are looking at three potential locations for The Hive and would like topurchase a property by the end of 2017.A community development project always needs to have a vision forsustainability, and a co-op space such as this will require some extra help. Weare seeking out grant funding through a variety of sources to lay the foundationfor growing our capacity to teach and grow Bloomington-Normal. We currentlypartner with a handful of local school districts that aid us in our mission to serveBloomington-Normal for a sustainable future.Our next meeting will give community members a chance to ask our teamquestions and allows us to present our framework for the space and itsorganization.We are We areacurrently seeking to purchase a permanent location in Bloomington-Normal to welcome in our partners so that they can build the spaces they desire.We are looking at three potential locations for The Hive and would like topurchase a property by the end of 2017.A community development project always needs to have a vision forsustainability, and a co-op space such as this will require some extra help. Weare seeking out grant funding through a variety of sources to lay the foundationfor growing our capacity to teach and grow Bloomington-Normal. We currentlypartner with a handful of local school districts that aid us in our mission to serveBloomington-Normal for a sustainable future.Our next meeting will give community members a chance to ask our teamquestions and allows us to present our framework for the space and itsorganizatio

purchase a property by the end of 2017.A community development project always needs to have a vision forsustainability, and a co-op space such as this will require some extra help. Weare seeking out grant funding through a variety of sources to lay the foundationfor growing our capacity to teach and grow Bloomington-Normal. We currentlypartner with a handful of local school districts that aid us in our mission to serveBloomington-Normal for a sustainable future.Our next meeting will give community members a chance to ask our teamquestions and allows us to present our framework for the space and itsorganization.

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Meeting Schedule

Stay up to date with our upcoming meetings where your can join the Bloomington-Normal community in learning more about how we intend to make our town a place of innovation and great potential!

Oct 19, 20176:00 pm
The Hive Meeting
Nov 2, 20176:00 pm
The Hive Meeting
Nov 16, 20179:40 am
Hive Meeting
Dec 7, 20179:40 am
Hive Meeting
Dec 21, 20179:40 am
Hive Meeting

Resources

See some of the amazing projects and partners that are already helping central Illinois achieve its potential!

Illini Cloud

IlliniCloud is a tech cooperative of school districts across the country that provide schools with the means to operate smoothly, efficiently, and safely for the benefit of the teachers and students. 

SIT Conference

SIT is a tech conference for grades 3-12 where the students are the presenters.

BN Tech Town

Our goal is to chart a course to realize McLean County's potential as a region where technology fuels opportunity, inclusion, engagement, and innovation for all.

Metal Cow Robotics

Our mission is to promote science, technology, and engineering in the community while gaining real world skills we can use for the rest of our lives.

Cybernautic Design

Our innovative solutions in design and digital marketing accelerate business growth by attracting new customers to our clients' websites & increasing conversion rates. 

Contact Us

Contact us today if you would like to start a conversation about partnering with The Hive!