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August 31, 2010

FIRST is an amazing organization and was just what my son was looking for in an extracurricular activity. My son has always loved science and was looking for more than school offered. We became involved with FIRST robotics when my son was in 4th grade. I became a mentor and worked with some great mentors to help the team find their passion in robotics and science. The students on the team learned to work as a team, to brainstorm and research a problem, build and program a robot, and present their research and solution to a problem in a creative way. I saw all of the students blossom. Their self esteem, organization, perserverance, and sense of community with others interested in science grew through the process of friendly competition through FIRST.

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Our family has grown through our experience with FIRST, and my son has found a passion that he plans to pursue as a career. It has been wonderful to see our son find something so fullfilling.

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Volunteer & Mentored students in Lego League team.