PAPA Creates LEGO® League Team
PHOENIXVILLE, Oct. 2, 2009—PAPA’s programs have expanded to include a team of LEGO® enthusiasts. The team is comprised of six students, ages 9 through 14 from several different schools. Mentored by Brian Harr, PAPA’s Director of Programs, the team will design, build, and program a robot to complete several tasks.
“I’m in awe of the creativity of the team. In the first day, they designed and built a prototype robot from scratch – and they had fun doing it” Harr observed. The program is designed to challenge students to build their abilities in science, technology, and engineering. The team will compete against other LEGO® enthusiasts from across the region. Winners can go on to national and international competitions.
Each year, PAPA enriches the lives of hundreds of Phoenixville-area youth through programs with proven positive impacts on self-esteem and life-skills development.
PAPA is the only formal, structured program for at-risk youth aged 7-17 in the Phoenixville area. Primarily a volunteer, grass-roots organization, PAPA works closely with the Phoenixville Area School District, the Borough of Phoenixville, and other local organizations to create a positive, effective, and motivating force in the Phoenixville community.