A few months ago I moved my WordPress site from Bluehost back to WordPress. Terrible things happened and I lost the last 10 years of blog posting. Even though the folks at Bluehost and WordPress walked me through the transfer, it did not happen the way it was supposed to. I have been totally discouraged to post anything lately, hence the lack of updates. However, I must move on and reinvent my website.
Well here is my first post in many, many months. I am going to start documenting our wonderful work at iBuild Academy, Inc. A dream of mine was to open a school and reinvent education pretty has come to life. It is not an official school with all kinds of regulations and rules but a teaching environment I have dreamed of for a very long time. I have created an environment of fun, curiosity, creativity, and accidental learning.
In February of 2015, my dream came alive. With a small start-up cost, my dad and I
found a rentable space, about 800 sq feet, and iBuild Academy was born. We offered sessions in engineering, video production, computer programming, and Minecraft. It wasn’t long until we had our first customers and we have been going strong ever since.
In the last 4 years, I have learned so much about the business world, daunting and exciting. We are now a 501c3 non-profit corporation and serving our local population. We are located in a small city in Volusia County, but people have participated in our programs from 30 – 40 miles away. It is true that if you have something good going on people will find you.
We have many volunteers, high school students earning community service hours, seniors donating their time, and we are working on developing community partners. Currently, we are looking to expand and develop a makerspace for our middle school kids.
Take a look at our Facebook page and follow our journey.