Robotics Education & Competition
Purchase Robotics Kits and Computers for use by at-risk youth under the guidance of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley (BGC). Provide coaching for each of 8 teams from four locations to help build and program their robots. Organize a competition between the 8 teams, celebrating participants and winners. Arrange for the winners to qualify for and compete against middle school based teams in a community-wide competition.
Rotarian participation includes team coaching during the months of September through December; judging the competition in December; attending the competition in December; further coaching of the winners in January, February, and March; attending the community competition in April.
We expect publicity via social media, such as Facebook, and traditional media, such as the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and television news during the community competition. Team member t-shirts and other signage will include the Rotary logo as lead sponsor.
In-kind contributions in support of the competition will be sought during the project.