Middle School (Club Ten)

CLUB TEN EXPLORING CLUB
A Youth Influenced

Skills Learning,

Business and Entrepreneurship

Career Exploring Club

For Middle School Aged Students

A Long Beach Area Council, BSA Unit

Created in collaboration with Makersville

Makerspace hours are currently held from 4-6 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 1-4 on Sundays.  This schedule is subject to change.

This program provides learning, volunteer and leadership opportunities and discounted Makerspace access to those students who show a special interest that can be developed. Those interested in a program with less commitment should register with the Makersville program.  The program was created in 2015 and is still evolving.  Information on this page is subject to change.

BUSINESS AND CAREER RELATED EXPLORING

At the beginning of the year, participating members identify their interests and we work to identify how those interests can evolve into careers or business opportunities. We create interactions with corporations and small businesses in the form of trainings, tours and speakers. Club members are invited to participate in some lectures and meetings of the High Values Exploring Post.

LIFELONG LEARNING

Everyone is encouraged to identify their interests. We start with those things about which they are passionate.

STEM LEARNING

Through our Science is Everywhere! Philosophy and the LBAC/Makersville SuperNOVA Stem Club outreach to Elementary School aged youth, we create meaningful reasons to take hobbies and interests into STEM learning.

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PROGRAMS

While our program range covers a wide demographic and includes youth in after-school and home schooled settings, we seek to help others in our efforts. Through the LBAC/Makersville association we tie into a network of Title I schools and homeless families. While our goals are to help others, we also seek to pay for those services we use.

COMMITTED TO THE SEA BASE (and other) MAKERSPACE

Youth participate in the Sea Base makerspace and other Makerspaces that we seek to build out, as space is identified.

Youth are encouraged to share their love of the Sea Base and to find ways to create outreach events, activities and classes at the Sea Base. Special arrangements for these activities and use of equipment and space are coordinated with the LBAC through Makersville.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES

Through our network of multimedia outreaches (current and planned), the Makersville presence and the

SuperNOVA Stem Club books and kits, we provide reasons and opportunities for youth to create projects, share their projects, and document their projects in video and book form.

We participate in a number of sales opportunities at local events, in particular, the Long Beach Comic Con and the Long Beach Comic Expo.

WHAT WE DO

  • Learn new skills
  • Learn about businesses, careers
  • Explore problems others might be facing and seek answers that include a role for members
  • Make products for sale & sell the products at local events
  • Host free events at the Sea Base and other locations
  • Co-Host Fundraiser events at the Sea Base and other locations
  • Host for-fee based events at the Sea Base and other locations
  • Develop classes for skill-building
  • Support the Maker Space after school and for school field trips
  • Create curriculum for the Makersville Makerspace and the SuperNOVA STEM Club
  • Publish videos, books and kits for delivery in grant funded and parent paid classes
  • Learn video making and publishing skills
  • Research and build our group and individual identities and presences

WHY SHOULD I JOIN

    • Learn much and gain strength through our community
    • You have access to shape and influence the success of a community created business
    • You develop your personal brand and/or products
    • Opportunity to publish for the Makersville and/or SuperNOVA STEM CLUB brands.
    • We accept your interests as our own and seek to help you through the provision of space, materials and equipment.
    • You gain access to our network of outlets for your product.

CAN EVERYONE JOIN?

We believe we will be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to join. However, acceptance will rely on the level of commitment and our ability to help you with your goals.

This is a middle school level program. Parents are engaged in support of their children. Youth delivering program content are required to be supported by a parent. Youth receiving program instruction may be required to be supported by a parent for special events and activities.

WHO SHOULD JOIN

Middle school aged youth interested in exploring business concepts, earning income through sales of products (of any price), develop social media skills and explore social media outlets in their areas of interest, learning skills so as to teach these skills to others.

IS THERE A COST TO JOIN?

The club incurs a cost of $24 (to increase to $33 in 2018) for each new member, which the member is expected to pay.

WHAT OTHER COSTS ARE THERE?

Cost of classes (as advertised) and makerspace usage $10 per hour, or pay $50 registration and it reduces to $10 per 2 hour period. Students with high materials usage or special materials needs (e.g. electronics components) are asked to purchase or bring their own materials. The post may identify training and trips in which the youth wish to participate.

WILL PARTICIPANTS EARN INCOME?

Participation in Club Ten is a skills learning program and not created for the purpose of participant income. However, participants (youth and adult mentors) are encouraged to create content with income earning potential. The club will seek to create new opportunities for income and participate in existing opportunities with income potential. We expect that those activities and products, the promotion of which club members (and others) actively participate, will be the most successful and will result in income.

YOUR COMMITMENT

  • Participate in the Makerspace
  • Volunteer for club activities and events
  • Make projects and document them
  • Share what you learn with others

HOW DO I APPLY

Register for our email list on our website and we will send out notices.

Also, please contact info@makersville.net if you wish more information.

More about the BSA Exploring Program.

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