Donate a free robotics workshop to a child today!
At Bots 4 Tots we want to encourage children creatively and intellectually through robotics. Every donation helps to provide free robotics workshops to local youngsters. Workshop parts, space and staffing are sponsored by Chicago’s own Robot City Workshop.
Every penny that is donated to Bots 4 Tots becomes a beginner’s robotics workshop for a Chicago area child. Robot City Workshop sponsors these sessions at its Lakeview store (one block away from Sheffield and Belmont).
For every $25.00 donation, 1 child gets:
- A complete build-your-own-robot kit, that he or she will assemble at our workshop and take home that day.
- A fun and engaging environment in which to build his or her robot: the classroom located at the Robot City Workshop store.
- All the tools the child will need to complete the build-your-own-robot kit, courtesy of the Robot City Workshop.
Helpful guidance for those often-tricky instructions: Bots 4 Tots Founders, Don and Alexis, as well as Robot City Workshop employees will be available to assist the child because we want them to succeed at their first attempt! (They’ll have their fair share of trouble-shooting down the line if they pick up the hobby!)
Any Chicago area child between the ages of 10-15 is eligible to sign up online after May 31st! Subscribe to our newsletter and/or RSS feed to receive announcement of online sign-ups!
Every session will have no more than 5 children in it so that the proper attention can be given to each child.
Bots 4 Tots would be an ineffective program for the most part if we just put the kits in these kids’ hands and told them to go off and figure it out. The feeling of accomplishment in completing their first project will inspire many of these children to continue learning and to consider the possibilities that they could create if they keep at it. The success is in realizing that they can do it; it’s not just adult stuff!