Hearst Castle’s non-profit is bringing hundreds of underserved children to the iconic castle to inspire the next generation of dream builders.
‘The Foundation at Hearst Castle’ launched a new educational program for middle-school students across the state to experience the history and architecture of Hearst Castle.
The experience displays real-life applications of STEAM curriculum, a hands-on engagement of subjects ranging from engineering to art history to marine biology.
Executive Director Michael Young says, “Certain guides and instructors can use this place to inspire kids to think about which one of those subjects they excel in. They can think of what it actually means and what type of career they can have by utilizing one of those subjects. There is no better place to exhibit that and for kids to put their hands on it and that’s what we are hoping to do with this new program.”
The Foundation at Hearst Castle fully funds the expenses associated with bringing underserved students for a day-long interactive experience of both the world-class museum and adjoining coastline.
The Foundation says they aim to connect with all visitors that use and enjoy Hearst Castle.