The program is broken up into three "modules”:
Waste Wise Challenge: Mentors and mentees will work together as a Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL) team to research a piece of trash, explore simple machines, and experience the engineering design process. At the end of the module, teams will attend a Jr.FLL Expo to show off their work to family, friends, and others! The module concludes with a field trip to LEGO Land.
Quickball Math: In this action-packed module, provided in partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, mentors and mentees will practice fundamental math skills in connection with fun activities on the Quickball field. The module concludes with a field trip to see a ball game.
Endangered Species: Adventure Mentors and mentees will become conservation-minded citizens of the future as they learn about endangered species around the world and the daily choices they can make to protect the environment closer to home. The module concludes with a field trip to Mystic Aquarium.
How the Program Works
The 24 members are divided into 6 groups of 4 members. Each group has an adult volunteer mentor, assisted by high school junior volunteer mentors. The groups do not change, nor do the mentors. The program meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm.