This is a developing Exploring Post (established June 2016) and the information in this page is subject to change.
LEARN, SHARE, MENTOR, TOUR, EARN, MAKE, PLAN
JOIN US FOR OUR TWICE MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEETING ON
THE FIRST AND 3RD SUNDAYS at 3:00 PM
LONG BEACH SEA BASE: 5875 E. Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803
Meetings are currently held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 3-4.
Makerspace access/assistance times are 4-6PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Other times may become available as we progress.
The High Values unit is Exploring Post #1111. Our post provides first entrepreneurship opportunities to youth aged 14+ and adults who participate in the space. We especially strive to for social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and a sharing economy mindset.
High school and college aged aged youth may participate in the program as paying participants (take classes), volunteers (learning to assist others) and as paid workers. All youth are required to pay an annual $24 registration fee which is valid to the next June 30th.
All are welcome, but we would like to thank the Long Beach Call program for providing a regular opportunity for new interns through the LB Call’s summer program.
For more information, view the 2017 information below.
HIGH VALUES EXPLORING POST
A Youth Governed
Business and Entrepreneurship
Career Exploring Internship
For High School and College Aged Students
A Long Beach Area Council, BSA Unit
Created in collaboration with Makersville
This program includes a volunteer commitment in lieu of fees. Those interested in a program with less commitment should register with the Makersville program.
BUSINESS AND CAREER EXPLORING
At the beginning of the year, participating members identify their careers of interest and we work to create interactions with corporations and small businesses in the form of trainings, tours and speakers.
Everyone is encouraged to identify their interests. We start with those things about which they are passionate.
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 to STEM learning.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PROGRAMS
We seek to help others in our efforts and 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.
We of course, continue to serve others at the Long Beach Sea Base.
COMMITTED TO THE SEA BASE (and other) MAKERSPACE
Post members 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.
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 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
- You learn new skills and meet new people in a skills-centric 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.
- As part of the High Values leadership team, you can help others and in so doing help yourself.
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.
While the group is expected to be centered on high school and college aged students, adults with the desire to learn and share are needed and may therefore participate in the group using the same mechanisms and conditions available to youth. Adults must pass the BSA background checks and some adults will be required to be fingerprinted. (for certain in-school roles).
WHO SHOULD JOIN
High School and college 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 them.
IS THERE A COST TO JOIN?
The post incurs a cost of $24 (to increase to $33 in 2018) for each new member. This includes both youth and adults, and applies to those already in scouting, per the Exploring program rules. We respectfully ask that you pay this fee. If you are unable to pay the fee and are accepted into the group, we will find a way to pay the fee from the events in which you participate.
The cost of adult supervision and makerspace time is offset by the volunteer time requirements.
WHAT OTHER COSTS ARE THERE?
High school students participate for free in the Maker space. 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 High Values is not a job. However, participants (youth and adult mentors) are required to include themselves in the event and activity budgets and will have the ability to earn income, depending upon the success of each effort. The post will seek to create new opportunities for income and participate in the existing opportunities with income potential. We expect that those activities and products, the promotion of which post members (and others) actively participate, will be the most successful and will result in income.
- Make your best effort to attend at least 50% of our weekly meetings
- Assist in the makerspace, preferably 1x per week, but as few as 1x per month (with approval)
- Host/co-host at least one event monthly or delivery of one 6 class series quarterly.
- Actively support other post members in their endeavors
- Make projects and document them
ESPECIALLY NEEDED INTERESTS AND SKILLS
Writers – to document projects as curriculum and to write
Makers – Hands-on project research and design to be documented as curriculum for the SuperNOVA STEM Club
Game Makers – Develop your skills so that you can share in classes. Both digital and board game design.
Technology Enthusiasts – We seek to build out our technology profile. Both hack technology and developed consumer technology are desired.
Programming Enthusiasts – Regardless of your interest,
LEGO Enthusiasts – We have a special interest in the LEGO product
Minecraft Enthusiasts – We have a Minecraft program that has been built out
Photographers and Videographers – To document and share our activities and work
Cooking Enthusiasts – To develop our cooking program
“Your interest here” Enthusiasts
HOW DO I APPLY
Register for our email list on our website and we will send out notices.
Also, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish more information.