Dear FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Florida – Central Region Teams:

You are receiving this communication because you are listed as a FIRST® LEGO® League or a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. purchaser, coach or assistant coach for a team or teams that participated in the INTO ORBITSMChallenge or MISSION MOONSM Challenge last season or have registered for the CITY SHAPERSM Challenge or BOOMTOWN BUILDSM Challenge for this current season.  If you are no longer involved with a team, please disregard this communication.  You have not been added to a distribution list, and you will only be included on an update email if you have a registered team for the current season.

Leadership transition.

Polk State College, the Affiliate Partner Organization that operates the FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. programs for the Florida – Central Region, serving teams in Brevard, Lake, Osceola, Orange, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties, has resigned from FIRST program delivery responsibilities.  FIRST is grateful to Polk State College and the Affiliate Partner Representatives, Michael Schweim and Joyce Walters, for the support, advocacy and stewardship of the FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. programs for the past four years.  FIRST is in the process of conducting an Affiliate Partner Organization search with the goal of identifying and onboarding a new organization on or before August 31, 2019.

What this means to you.

Your FIRST LEGO League or FIRST LEGO League Jr. team resides in a Florida county that does not currently have organizational leadership to manage teams, tournaments or expos for your area.  FIRST expects to have leadership in place by August 31, 2019.  This transition may cancel or delay pre-season events like coach training, summer camps and kickoff events.  If you have a FIRST LEGO League or FIRST LEGO League Jr. team for the current season, you will be notified by FIRST when new leadership is in place.

FIRST is confident that this leadership transition will be a small hiccup in what we know will be an incredibleFIRST RISESM season for the FIRST teams in central Florida.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this change in program management leadership.

During this transition, if you have questions or need assistance, please call (603) 666-3906 option 0 or email: