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CREATEMPLS

FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children ages 9-15 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. FIRST LEGO League participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. In FIRST LEGO League, students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. FIRST LEGO League’s three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.
createMPLS is running 8 competitive teams across multiple Minneapolis locations for students who don't have access or opportunity to learn about coding and robotics. We staff each team, but need volunteers to engage with the students, encourage them when needed, and strengthen the teamwork to accomplish the goals of the league.

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About CREATEMPLS

Location:

PO Box 8521, Minneapolis, MN 55408, US

Mission Statement

Closing the STEM achievement gap with engaging technology learning programs to prepare students for the future of work.

Description

We are committed to inclusion and actively remove the barriers of access, transportation, and cost to coding and robotics programs. We offer hands-on technology classes for K-12 students through collaborative partnerships with local schools and non-profit organizations and provide ongoing support for students through community and business mentorships.

createMPLS provides STEM education programming in Minneapolis, specifically in the neighborhoods of Phillips, Hawthorne, and Jordan that have endured historic underinvestment. Our population includes K-12 grade students with a majority female and students of color.

Our evidence-based youth STEM programming includes out-of-school learning coding and robotics learning labs, out-of-school competitive teams, school day curriculum, and paid youth internships. In FY21 we served 525 students from across three host sites with an average of 25 hours of technology education per student and are preparing to serve over 1,000 students in FY22.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55404

(44.96055,-93.26167)
 

SKILLS

  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1.5-3 hours per week
  • No coding or robotics experience necessary

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