In the spring and summer of 2021, FIRST Canada will be delivering exciting and engaging STEM based activities to address the learning loss experienced by students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The activities will be specifically targeted towards students in underrepresented and underserved communities.

As one part of this program, FIRST Canada will be soliciting applications from Ontario FRC teams to run FIRST based week-long (5 hours per week) summer camps of their creation in their communities.  This will ensure a broad reach across Ontario. FIRST Canada will use our recently developed Opportunity Index and work with the FRC teams to ensure that targeted underserved communities are engaged and benefit from our programs. Selected teams will be provided with $1000 for each week-long camp session that they run. In summary, FIRST Canada is grateful for the opportunity to provide exciting and engaging STEM-based activities for Ontario students during the spring and summer of 2021. More details including an application form will be available next week. If you have any questions please reach out to a FIRST Senior Mentor or karthik.kanagasabapathy@firstroboticscanada.org.