Educational Institutions

Bixby Educational Events, Inc.

providing affordable educational options

aka B.E.E.

Mission Viejo, CA

Mission

The mission of Bixby Educational Events, Inc. is to provide the necessary experiences that students will need to be prepared for the workforce. We believe that incorporating the steady practice of the Arts is essential to developing transferable skills as well as encouraging innovation in every student. Our vision is that students will graduate knowing who they are, what skills they have to offer, and discovering their path for future career success. This will prepare them to make significant contributions to the creative industry as well as the national economy.

Ruling Year

2011

Principal Officer

Donna Bixby

Co Principal Officer

Mary Blouin

Main Address

27758 Santa Margarita Pkwy 337

Mission Viejo, CA 92691 USA

Keywords

educational, homeschool, arts, events, job readiness

EIN

27-3242051

 Number

2887912786

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The problem is students are graduating high school not prepared to enter an ever changing workforce. Our goal is to continue to provide the access for all students to be educated and trained to use deeper learning in the arts for academic excellence and vocational success. This will prepare them to be a part of the art and culture of the creative economy and to make a significant contribution to the competitiveness and growth of the national economy.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Arts Teach Program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

BEE Inspired Urban STEAM

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of children who have the ability to use eye-hand coordination, strength, and motor control to use age-appropriate tools and utensils effectively

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of children who have the ability to understand and comprehend communication

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Arts Teach Program

Number of children who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Arts Teach Program

Number of teachers involved in school-wide decisions about student learning

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

BEE Inspired Urban STEAM

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of children who have knowledge of quantitative concepts, spatial relationships, and sequencing. Children show interest and the ability to apply measuring, categorizing, and sequencing in real-life situations.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of students who feel their program structure provides opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary work

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Number of family members participating in school activities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Related program

Career and College Readiness - HIVE Program

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our mission is to help unite the community of those revolutionizing education in Orange County. Our purpose is to provide access for alternative education students to art, career/vocational, and technical experiences that are included in a well-rounded education.

Our programs are designed to reach students at all levels of their educational journey and to educate and train students in deep learning for academic excellence and vocational success. This will prepare them to become part of the creative culture that makes a significant contribution to the competitiveness and growth of the national economy.

BEE brokers the hands-on programs to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

BEE hopes to address these issues by providing classes for K – 12 students that engage and empower students, turn them into contributing members of their community, as well as prepare them for college.

Through our partnerships with Arts organizations in the area, such as The Arts Teach program from Segerstrom Center, the Arts & Learning Conservatory and the Muckenthaler Center, we are able to customize an arts-integrated approach to the curriculum.

Through our partnership with the Urban Workshop, we give students the opportunity to learn and expand their vocational skill sets, through access to educational classes on woodworking, welding, machining, sheet metal, prototyping, plastics, fabrication, and electronics training.

Goal: For grades K-5, to advance concepts and skills that introduce students to exploring the roles of workers in their family, city, and community.

Objective: To have 60 students in class participate in field trips, observation exercises, and games geared towards business planning over a 24-week period of time.

Goal: For middle and high school students, to explore their career aspirations and entrepreneurial skills.

Objective: To have 100 students in a class engage in the exercise of creating their own business and deciding on their own roles in this company over a 24-week period of time.

The program outcomes will be measured by a pre and post course survey using both qualitative and quantitative measures of success. The students, at various academic levels, will also be given the opportunity to present subjective reflection on their acquisition of skills, knowledge, and experiences from participation in the classroom. Results of the evaluation as well as testimonials will be posted every year on the BEE website to assess student progress and determine the program's strengths and weaknesses.

Timeline of accomplishments -
• Within the first month, the K-5 students will have met four times in class and completed two field trips, for a total of six activities.
• Within the first month, middle and high school students will have met four times in class and completed learning their personalities, learning styles, and been introduced to SWOT analysis.
• Within months two and three, K-5 students will understand how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to their family and community. They will understand the difference between wants and needs, goods and services, and basics of income and spending.
• Within months two and three, middle and high school students will begin to develop their company by identifying parts to their business plan, establishing decision making skills, developing their company structure, brainstorming their product or service, and begin implementation of their business plan.
• Within months four through five, K-5 students will learn work readiness skills, go on field trips to learn the circular flow of money and city planning, including a trip to a bank for personal finances.
• Within months four through five, middle and high school students will be implementing their business, learning aspects of the global economy and its effects, producing and selling their product or service, and learning business practices, including marketing and accounting.
• Within month six, for all students, they will complete all business projects and assess their success. The businesses will be dissolved and analyzed for interpretation and interpersonal development.

We have not been able to accomplish a reserve account and the students have not launched a long ongoing running of a business.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Americans for the Arts

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Financials

Bixby Educational Events, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes