Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Low-income Communities, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Referral: Concept Schools First Lego League


FIRST LEGO League (FLL) challenges kids (Ages 9-16) in over 80 countries to think like scientists and engineers.  During the challenge, teams will choose and solve real-world problems related to a theme - this year INTO ORBIT.  Students will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve a set of missions. Students will also operate under the FLL signature set of Core Values: celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism.

Future engineers have already accepted the FLL challenge and are working hard on their robots and projects.  To earn a place at the State Championship later this year, some of these young scientists will compete at a regional tournament hosted by Concept Schools at Horizon Science Academy in McKinley Park, Chicago (2245 W Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60609) on Saturday, December 15.

You will not only help the youngsters but also experience their excitement and success by applying one of the categories below:

·      Core values and teamwork judge
·      Robot Design Judge
·      Project Judge
·      Table referee

When & Where

December 15, 2018, 8am - 5pm 
Concept Schools at Horizon Science Academy (McKinley Park) 
2245 W Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60609
Great for

  • Individuals (people who come on their own)
  • New Volunteers (people who have never volunteered before)
  • Skilled Volunteers (volunteers with a sepcific skill set)
  • Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)

Requirements for Service

  • Application
  • Training Meeting <2 hours 
  • Background Check - Volunteer should be in compliance with working with age group 8-13

***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however, a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.*** 

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