The Future Focus Foundation, the education foundation of Virginia’s Region 2000 Technology Council, has received a grant in the amount of $5000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support FIRST LEGO League, a popular robotics program for 9-14 year olds. These valuable funds will assist in providing team scholarships, robotics equipment, help with tournament costs, and other regional program expenses.
FIRST programs have been a successful part of our region’s S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering, and math) program for over five years. FIRST LEGO League is “an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites and enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in kids ages 9-14 (grades 4-8).” The Future Focus Foundation has taken the lead role in organizing the 2012 tournament with the continued support of Central Virginia Community College. The tournament is scheduled for this November.
Elizabeth Narehood, Managing Director of the Future Focus Foundation, shared: “We are very thankful for Wells Fargo’s generous contribution in support of the 2012 FIRST LEGO League program and tournament. These exciting youth programs would not be possible without support from local businesses and the community. We are pleased that Wells Fargo has continued to value and support our regional S.T.E.M education initiatives.
FIRST LEGO League is a comprehensive program that encompasses not only the ability to build and program a robot, but also to solve real world issues, and assess the core values of working as a team. We have experienced wonderful outcomes and impacts related to all of our LEGO programs and look forwarding to continuing with a successful 2012 year.”