INSPIRATION IS EVERWHERE

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Entire community nourishes growth of STEM education with FIRST

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April Patrick

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Coach; Writer, Director & Producer

My 9-year-old son needed more challenges. A friend suggested FIRST LEGO League Jr., but no teams were found in our Harlem neighborhood. I put out feelers and volunteered my husband as Mentor. Word spread quickly and help arrived from families from all walks of life — an astrophysicist, a LEGO educator, a member of Queens Hall of Science — wow! Their passion for our kids’ success has been heartwarming, and profound. We ended up with three teams and started the first FIRST LEGO League Jr. of Harlem.


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