For the second consecutive year, Robotics at S.A.Y. Detroit Play is the recipient of a FIRST® STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant. The annual grants are given to underserved and underrepresented communities to support the development of new, innovative approaches to address equity, inclusion and diversity inequalities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The grants are directed to facilitate hands-on learning and problem-solving opportunities
One of 17 winners, S.A.Y. Play will expand its robotics programs to include its first FIRST LEGO League Jr. team and add additional FIRST® Tech Challenge teams. The grant will also allow S.A.Y. Play to recruit additional coaches and host robotics competitions in its community.
S.A.Y Play initiated its first robotics program in September 2016 S.A.Y. Learn more about it here.
S.A.Y. Play will join Frog Force 503 in hosting the 2017-2018 Detroit Kickoff event on September 9th at S.A.Y Detroit Play Center. FTC teams will learn the challenge game and attend key workshops. Details and registration here.