“I personally see people join robotics in elementary school with no intent than to have fun and it turns into a lifelong passion for them. Giving kids hands on experience from such a young age can have profound impacts on their future.”
The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is proud to offer the beginning robotics program, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., to every 2nd-grade student in CUSD’s nine elementary schools.
All FIRST® LEGO® robotics programs in the Carlsbad Unified School District are funded by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. CEF Invests nearly $150,000 annually in robotics for CUSD students. This includes:
- Second-Grade Robotics: In-class program for all 2nd-grade students
- FLL Robotics: After-school program for grades 4-8
- FTC Robotics: After-school program for grades 9-12
The total cost for the 2nd-grade robotics program is a minimum $50,000 investment. The total cost for each FLL team member to participate in the program is approximately $900 per year. The total cost for each FTC team member to participate in the program is approximately $450 per year.