Help FIRST tell the story of our success to Oregon Legislators. We want the folks in Salem to know about this terrific program and how it is preparing our future workforce and getting students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We need at least 30 stories we can leave with the Legislators, testifying to the impact of FIRST. You can help!
Who: team members, mentors and coaches, teachers and school administrators, business sponsors and supporters
What: tell your story! Include your name, hometown, school, team number (identify FLL, FTC or FRC), mentors, mentors’ company, and two paragraphs. We are looking for heart-felt stories that show how FIRST has touched and changed lives.
- Students: tell us about how FIRST has changed your life and future plans.
- Mentors: tell us why you invest so much time and energy to helping a team and what you gain from the experience.
- School personnel: tell us about how FIRST robotics takes the math and science learned in school and makes it a hands-on experience that reinforces and supplements the academic learning.
- Sponsors: tell us why you invest in FIRST and why it matters to your business. Send your testimonial here.
When: Right away! We need these stories throughout February and March 2011. Please write and send it is a soon as possible. Our goal is to give legislators a story every day.
Why: FIRST is a terrific way to leverage a tight education budget. Our educational outcomes are terrific and private industry invests funds in the program because they clearly understand the value. In tough economic times our legislators want to fund programs with a proven track record.
How: Send your testimonials to Deb using this form:
Thanks for your help!