Minot Youth Robotics League
Posted: Oct 05 2017
MACF grants funds to Youth Robotics League
The Minot Area Community Foundation’s Mike and Dorothy Dolan Fund has granted $8,500 to Make a Scene Kid’s Theater in support of their Youth Robotics League.
The Minot Youth Robotics League will be open to children ages 9-14, with the plan to expand into younger and older children in the near future. Teams are comprised of 6-8 children who will meet weekly to design, program and compete with their robot. The league currently has 11 teams full.
“FIRST Lego League is a phenomenal program to be able to offer the youth of Minot. It is so much more than robotics, it has a focus on a selected research project as well as core values. Critical thinking, project development and teamwork are just the tip of the iceberg in this program. To kick off the Minot league with 89 kids participating was only possible due to the Minot Area Community Foundation.”
The league is currently collaborating with several local organizations. The Minot Public Library and Minot State University will both be donating rooms for the teams to meet in and for storage and Mid Dakota Education Cooperative will be donating their Lego kits. MSU students will also serve as coaches.
They are also planning to offer pop up demonstrations around town and at various schools. For more information, please contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.