LEARNING IS FOR EVERYONE INC Overview
Target demographics: youth of all ages, lifelong learners, families, informal and professional educators , Makers of things and ideas, entrepreneurs and communities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 400 people statewide.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: *Mentor our robotics teams *help staff a Community Innovation Center *write for or edit our newsletter or magazine *teach a workshop
Geographic areas served: Tampa Bay area, Florida, and nationwide
Programs: *The Learning is for Everyone (LI4E) Robotics STEM Iniative supporting FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotic Competition (FRC) middle school and high school level teams with fiscal sponsorship and mentoring.
*Our LI4E Community Innovation Center program works to bring together individuals, organizations, businesses and agencies interested in changing culture through the creation of accessible, sustainable and enduring public creative spaces throughout Tampa Bay, Florida. Our ultimate goal is provide places where everyone can learn, innovate, manufacture and create in personally fulfilling and economically productive ways.
*LI4E hosts a variety of hands-on, minds-on-fire events and programs, including TEDx events, Makers Festivals and Robotics events like our upcoming ROBOCON Tampa Bay FIRST Showcase.
*Leading collaborative development of public Community Innovation Centers in Tampa Bay
*Hosting ROBOCON Tampa Bay, the area's first K-12 FIRST robotics showcase, college & career expo for FIRST students and the general public
*Sponsoring & mentoring for the 6th year, our award-winning community based FIRST Tech Challenge high school level robotics team, Team Duct Tape- www.TeamDuctTape.com
* Hosting for the 4th year in a row, TEDxYouth@TampaBay, and companion TEDxLive events;
* Hosting Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire 2011 & 2012.
*Building regional collaborative STEAM hub