Intro to Robo:
S.T.E.A.M. Robotics Carnival for Youth
A Robotics Carnival for Foster Youth
“Intro to Robo” is an Introduction to Robotics that engages at-risk and foster youth by bringing them awareness to Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts and Mathematics, (S.T.E.A.M.) opportunities. This event will motivate and encourage children, youth and their caregivers, students and their family ideas of becoming leaders in S.T.E.A.M. career fields. Far too many of our foster youth are behind in academics and don’t have access or opportunities to be introduced in these fields. By engaging them in this event, the goal is to ignite an academic pursuit to build S.T.E.A.M. skills that transpire innovation, construct career opportunities, and nurture well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, transformation, and leadership abilities. It is a known fact that S.T.E.A.M. increases academic levels and “Intro to Robo” can stimulate the attendees to want to be more academically inclined through its fun, exciting, interesting, and colorful approach, but most of all, to demonstrate how it ties into people's day-to-day lives that can lead to some of the most lucrative careers.