FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit founded by Dean Kamen that creates robotics teams and competitions for K-12 students around the world. FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
We are seeking volunteers/mentors for robotics teams of all levels (elementary – high school) throughout Boyle Heights. Ideal volunteers have a STEM background, are enthusiastic about working with kids, or both! You would be providing critical support to underserved students who are passionate about STEM and robotics.
We will work with any interested volunteer to find a convenient time that you can assist one of our teams; we currently have 22 FIRST robotics teams in Boyle Heights, so there is high demand for any time you can volunteer!
Volunteers would be working with the i.am.angel foundation, FIRST’s partner non-profit founded by will.i.am that supports STEM education programs throughout Boyle Heights.
Please reach out with any questions, or to express interest in volunteering! Thank you!!
Volunteers would be mentoring/assisting a FIRST robotics team at a school/site in Boyle Heights; the schedule would depend upon the specific robotics team, and each student's availability.
Tags: technology, youth, tutoring, education, mentoring, on campus
Contact Person: James King
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 3107487060
Organization: FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology