Robotics Program Launches!

February 08, 2016

In partnership with HACK Augusta, Communities In Schools will be leading and inspiring THREE or more (10) student teams from Richmond County in a complete 8-week curriculum to build, design, and program their very own “robot.” To complete the program, students will compete in the regional Sumo League Final Competition to be held May 7 in downtown Augusta. In addition to a robotics kit for each student, a complete 8-week curriculum is provided. A teacher and/or volunteer will lead the team of students in an after-school program. The program will get underway in February. Every student will build a robot, learn to write code for his/her robot, solder, embellish their creation, and get a free t-shirt! We are still looking for businesses to sponsor this hands-on STEM program. Contact Laurie Cook at Communities In Schools for more information (706) 550-7716 or email

This robotics program is being offered to local schools by Communities In Schools Augusta Richmond County to students who do not usually have access to a program of this nature and have large disadvantaged populations. It is a terrific opportunity for these young people to experience a quality science program that will teach them how to apply the skills that they are learning in the classroom to real hands-on problems they are trying to solve. Major goals — Students will not only have a lot of creative fun — they will be learning and applying the knowledge they have learned to build a robot that is ready to compete. They will gain confidence in their abilities, learn to problem-solve, solder, write computer “code” and to function as an integral part of a team. Teams will meet after school and will be led by community volunteers.

A Day of Giving and Reflection at Clifford T. Sego Middle SchoolWhy Robotics?