BigHope programs and activities provide students, pre-Kindergarten through high school, with hands-on, practical experience to learn computer science and engineering concepts and skills, literacy and math development, mentoring, and opportunities for parent/child engagement.
We provide introductions to engineering, block-based coding, design, and logical thinking while providing life-changing mentoring to students in underserved communities.
The Robotics Programs are taught through a series of age-appropriate, progressive projects for Pre-K – 8th grade students to learn the fundamentals of basic coding/computer science and engineering concepts through hands-on, practical experiences using tactile kit materials, and online education resources and tools.
Our digital writing club increases literacy while introducing youth to basic coding logic, digital art design and mentorship.
The program combines creative writing and graphic design for students, grades 3+ to introduce text-based game development, graphic design, and common coding languages through interactive story development using open-source tools for students to gain practical, hands-on experience while fostering and channeling their imagination and creativity.
Mindfulness mini-camps focus on social and emotional learning and non-cognitive skills development, introducing elementary students to mediation and mindfulness techniques to learn how to manage stress and self-regulate their emotions.
Mentoring: BigHope volunteers work in public schools in underserved areas to assist in creating a safe and secure learning environment using STEAM-based group mentoring.
BigHope hosts events in the community to increase awareness and interest in STEAM-based careers and opportunities for students and other community members.
The events include easy and fun hands- on projects and demonstrations by students and volunteers (that include students!), for children and adults to experience robotics and coding in action.