BB2S LEGO Robotics Program
September 17th– December 17th 2022 (9 – 15 years old)
FIRST LEGO League Challenge is geared towards students in grades 4th-9th providing a platform for students to be able to Design, Build, and Program a LEGO Robot to compete in an autonomous table game. Students will create an innovative solution to a real-world problem identified within the yearly challenge and share their idea with experts and the community that can use it. Students will develop their critical and analytical thinking, understand the importance of team building, obtain basic STEM concept knowledge, work on problem-solving, and practice their public speaking and presentation skills. Throughout the season team members of up to ten students will learn new concepts and step outside of their comfort zones with the assistance of their coaches and mentors. No prior experience is needed just a willingness to want to learn and grow. Teams will be challenged to share what they’ve learned throughout the season by delivering presentations, demonstrating the core values, and displaying the technical skills they’ve learned at regional and possibly national robotics competitions.
February 25th – May 21st 2022 (5 – 10 years old)
FIRST LEGO League Explorer is designed to introduce basic (STEM) concepts to kids in grades K-4th grade, by engaging them with LEGO. Students will learn how to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Teams will be made up of two or more adult coaches with up to six kids exploring a fun and real scientific problem. Teams will create a SHOW ME poster that reflects the teams research, ideas, and seasons journey and also what they learned by speaking to an expert on their challenge topic. Students will use motorization when constructing a creative LEGO model and they will share what they’ve learned and built at an Oregon Expo. No prior experience is required just a willingness to learn new things and have fun with other students who enjoy learning new things as well.
Our Weekend LEGO Robotics Program enrollment is first come, first served. Registration opens on Saturday, September 3rd at 8am. To apply, please have completed: the program application / photo release form (including financial aid request form if applicable) and submit the $25 non-refundable application fee (program fee is not required at initial submittal of your application but is due after enrollment confirmation notification and before 1st class). We will notify each applicant regarding enrollment status as soon as possible, typically no later than two weeks of receiving your completed application. If your child’s particular age group is full, we will add them to our waitlist and give you notice a week prior to their season beginning if we were able to move your child from the waitlist. Once your child is enrolled, you will receive an email confirmation, you may then proceed with your child’s program fee payment (cash, check, or electronic payments are accepted). Electronic payments incur a 4.12% additional charge. IMPORTANT: If you don’t hear from us within two weeks of submitting your application, you may not have provided us with the proper information to contact you (email is best) or we could not read your writing; please contact us to find out the status of your paperwork!
Our Weekend LEGO Robotics Program costs $75 per season; this does not include the $25 non-refundable application fee (due with application). The $75 program fee (due after enrollment confirmation notification). Limited financial aid is available. We try very hard to make our programs accessible to all students and not to turn a student away due to financial need. Please ask for what you need and pay what you can. Financial Aid requests may take up to two weeks to process. We work very hard to try to keep our costs low. There will be opportunities throughout the year for you to participate in fundraising activities to help aid in keeping our cost low. Any assistance you are able to provide with grants, fundraising, etc. is welcomed. As a nonprofit, any amount paid over the standard fees is considered a tax-deductible donation and greatly appreciated. Please consider sponsoring another student or helping us provide more scholarships. Thank you!
Our Weekend LEGO Robotics Program is held on the campus of the University of Portland. This creates an amazing opportunity for our students to be exposed to a higher education setting. Our relationship with UofP and other local Colleges and Universities are important relationships and we strive to provide the highest quality programs for our students through these partnerships. Classes may be held in different locations throughout campus to give our students an enriching experience. In your confirmation email, you will be given the location for which class will be held.
This season we are NOT requiring that youth and adults participating wear masks that cover their mouth and nose we highly encourage it while indoors. Also, all adults and those vaccine eligible are REQUIRED to be vaccinated to participate this season. Proof of vaccination will be requested. ALL individuals who are sick or have symptoms, we ask that you please stay home and get better before coming back to class. If you are known to have COVID please let us know ASAP so that we can properly take the precautions to keep everyone safe.
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The intent of the BB2S LEGO Robotics Program is to provide equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, political affiliation, affectional orientation, sex, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, and any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behavior or expression.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Building Blocks 2 Success
PO Box 13441
Portalnd, OR 97213