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WINNEBAGO 4-H TEAMS UP WITH FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
December 4, 2017
University of Illinois Extension - Winnebago County 4-H is teaming up with FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) to compete in their first ever FLL Regional Competition on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
A team of eight (8) 4-H members coached by 4-H volunteer Jeff Briggs will be competing in the FLL Competition to take place on December 16, 2017 at Eisenhower Middle School in Rockford. 4-H members include Nolan Blevins, Austin Briggs, Reid Goss, Cooper Elliott, Owen Johnson, Campbell Russo, Brendon Stratemeyer and Anthony Ferrera, all of Winnebago County.
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a program that supports youth ages 9-16 in order to introduce them to science and technology in a sporty atmosphere. The basis of FLL is a robotics tournament in a cheerful atmosphere, where kids need to solve a tricky "mission" with the help of a robot. The kids are researching a given topic within a team, they are planning programming and testing an autonomous robot to solve the mission. The FLL Teams take the opportunity to experience all steps of a real product development process: solving a problem under time pressure with insufficient resources and unknown competitors.
Stacy Cwiklo, 4-H Program Coordinator for University of Illinois Extension states, “This atmosphere of learning is very in sync with the positive youth development that 4-H youth learn while enrolled in the 4-H program. Adult volunteers work with 4-H youth to incorporate an acronym called BIG-M, which stands for Belonging, Independence, Generosity, and Mastery into all aspects of positive youth development.”
For more information about the 4-H program in Winnebago County, please contact University of Illinois Extension at (815) 986-4357 or http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw/.
4-H – Growing the next generation of leaders.
It’s a great day to join 4-H.
Source: Jackie de Batista, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Contact: Stacy Cwiklo, Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development (Winnebago County), email@example.com