FIRST

PARTNERSHIP PROFILE

Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Establish or Sustain community learning hubs/pods/academic-childcare collaborative

Description: 

FIRST is the global STEM education program designed for elementary, middle, and high schools in which students build robots, program them to complete missions, and showcase their creations in an end-of-season competition. But 2020 isn't like any other school year. Instead, kits in Camdenton are being separated into Rubbermaid containers so that they can be distributed to individual students, allowing them to each work on their own robot rather than sharing parts with their teammates. When students are working together in person, they're wearing masks anytime they're in close proximity. Brainstorming sometimes occurs over virtual video chatting platforms.

Web site: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc

Lead organization partners: Camdenton R-III School District, FIRST

Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, School/School District

Participant population: Youth (Ages 14-17 or Grades 9-12), Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Out-of-School Time Academic Enrichment/Extended Learning

Primary funding source: Corporate Sponsorship (including in-kind donations, matching gifts, volunteer program), Individual Contributions

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SUPPORT DETAILS: INITIATIVE, PROGRAM, SERVICE

Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Michigan

Total capacity: 700,000

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance

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Contact information: 

https://www.firstinspires.org/about/contact-us

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