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The BEE Project Story
The co-founders of Energy Bees, Sadie and Ashley, have a passion for green industry careers and exposing students to all that the industry has to offer. We believe ALL students can have a path to a green job if they choose to take it, but they need to KNOW these jobs exist and which path to take.
We spent a number of years working with school districts to help manage their utility resources in an efficient way. Through this work, we have worked directly with students to help commercial buildings save energy. The student engagement was amazing, the clients were excited and pleased, and many of our participating interns went off to prestigious universities like Stanford, Brown and Columbia. These young adults were unique individuals no doubt, but they had one thing in common: Privilege. These students came to us with the support they needed to thrive.
Although this experience was very positive, it helps us realize the gap between those that have privilege and those that do not, especially in our up-and-coming green industry. Because of this experience, the founders of Energy Bees pulled together the necessary resources and independent board members to found BEE Project in June of 2019.
We realized to reach the youth that need it most will require additional support, partnerships, and resources that the for-profit world cannot provide.