We believe that words,
well written and well-spoken, can create opportunity, invite possibility and empower young people to be the authors of their own futures. When we share our stories and listen to others with genuine interest, we gain understanding, build empathy, and the world becomes a better place.
The What, Why, Where, When, & Who
"We want students to own their learning;
You don't learn anything unless you decide to learn it."
–Teri Hein, Founder
FEARLESS IDEAS HAS PLURAL BUREAUX
(try saying that three times fast). That "X" on the end of the word "Bureau" means we have more than one of them!
The Bureau of
is a non-profit learning organization where young people ages 6-18 are inspired by words and discover their creative voice.
Our first and largest location with more than 1800 square feet of space solely for educational programs and community events. Visitors enter through our storefront, the Greenwood Space travel Supply Co. (offices are in the very back).
Our newest location (since 2017) is on the ground floor of Hoa Mai Gardens Building (enter off S. Washington St.) It has 1300 square feet of learning space for youth from community households and nearby schools.
Wherever our doors open,
inside is a space that belongs first and foremost to the students who fill it; different from school, different from home, it's a place that's theirs.
While the mission remains the same wherever we go, each surrounding community has its own unique stories and style. By being attuned to and engaging with the surrounding community, we make a space where families and community leaders are welcome, and students can feel fully supported.