Improving Lives Through Innovation
Central Florida FIRST® LEGO® League needs the support of a comprehensive network of local and regional corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations, and individuals. As we establish this region, Central Florida FIRST LEGO League endeavors to inspire our young people to be leaders in science and technology by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills; inspire innovation; and foster well-rounded life skills including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. To accomplish this, we need partners to provide funding, time and talent through mentors and other volunteers, equipment, supplies and more. As the program continues to grow, it’s imperative that our cadre of committed partners continues to grow and keep pace with the ongoing needs of our region.
There has never been a greater need. Central Florida STEM-based companies are eager to employ a robust workforce of local professionals. Yet, all too often, there are simply not enough qualified candidates. To compound the issue, there are not enough students choosing STEM education to meet the demand. Because hiring foreign nationals is an expensive and complex process, it makes sense to reach out to local students in our community. We need to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math before they embark on post-secondary training. We need to develop a qualified domestic workforce right here at home.
By partnering with Central Florida FIRST LEGO League, industry leaders can focus their giving and support while gaining regional recognition and exposure. The benefits gained from collaborating with other STEM organizations and significantly increasing the number of middle school, high school, and college students pursuing STEM careers in our region will benefit our community for generations to come. To learn more about partnering with Central Florida FIRST LEGO League, please contact Dr. Naomi Boyer via email or at (863)298-6854.
For the ninth consecutive year, FIRST, as our parent organization, has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way. This rating places FIRST in the top 1% of all charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.