Together, we can build a more inclusive future; helping teachers get comfortable with robotics; grant reaches vulnerable students
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Training teachers to get comfortable with robotics

FIRST® alum Johnathan Gales runs a two-day workshop outside of the University of Memphis to help K-12 teachers embrace robotics as a vehicle for advancing hands-on learning. Through the workshop, Gales inspires the same curiosity and perseverance in the teachers that they’ll pass on to their students in the upcoming school year.

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Join the FIRST Allies & Influencer movement

Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in our cities, towns, and communities around the world will require each of us to do our part. FIRST offers free tools and training to help parents, teachers, and students build a more inclusive future in STEM fields and beyond.

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Transformative learning through robotics

As a residential school and community center in Louisville, Kentucky, the Boys & Girls Haven serves vulnerable young people who have been removed from their families and often faced disruptive, chaotic living environments. A FIRST STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant funded two FIRST® Tech Challenge teams, creating a stimulating, enriching environment for learning academic and life skills.

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