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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
See some of the amazing projects and partners that are already helping central Illinois achieve its potential!
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.
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.
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.
Contact us today if you would like to start a conversation about partnering with The Hive!