On Monday, representatives from Cleveland schools and Youth Engagement, Capital Planning, and Innovation departments came to Baltimore to learn more about STEAM programs in Baltimore. The city of Cleveland is building a dirt bike park and, as part of the officials’ trip, they met with 2018 OSI Baltimore Community Fellow Brittany Young and other representatives from Young’s program, B-360, to get advice on how to build it and to discuss bringing B-360’s programming there. B-360 is an organization that uses dirt bike culture to introduce young people to educational and career opportunities in STEM fields.
As part of the presentation, 2014 OSI Community Fellow Brian Francoise, the STEAM Center Director at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School talked to the delegation about the STEAM lab and the ecosystem in Baltimore. City Councilmen Leon Pinkett and John Bullock were also in attendance.