Our Approach

Our outreach efforts are built on a strong foundation of educator-to-educator connections. Learning in an iterative process helps build our reach and scale the number of STEM-robotics programs we can provide.

STAGE 1: CREATE NEW PARTNERSHIPS

Identify schools and/or nonprofit organizations (“Partnership”) that share our vision to create a sustainable STEM-robotics program for their community.

STAGE 2: REMOTE TRAINING AND VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Provide virtual training program for facilitators and key program administrators followed by co-leading student course.

STAGE 3: ONGOING SUPPORT

Provide one to two-year remote support with goal setting and regular check-ins. Preparations made for in-person training and program development.

STAGE 4: IN-PERSON PROGRAM

Community Bots trainers travel to partnership site with robotics equipment and laptops. Provide training for facilitators and key program administrators followed by co-leading student course. Equipment, laptops, and curricular materials are donated. The partnership commits to developing a STEM-robotics program using the donated resources with a goal within one year to participate in a robotics competition.

STAGE 5: EXPANDING SUPPORT

Provide ongoing remote support with goal setting and regular check-ins. Partnership expands to include competitive team(s).

STAGE 6: STEM-ROBOTICS CENTER

Partnership site creates a center for STEM-robotics. Recruit and train cohorts of girls to receive training in a variety of STEM-robotics platforms while providing academic and social-emotional support. As students enter secondary school, services expand to include university entry preparation, internships at STEM companies, and mentorship from women in the private sector and university.

 Today is the day!

Be part of the change. Help us bridge the gender gap in STEM fields by providing equipment and training for young women and their teachers around the world.