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Dreams Never Die Foundation teams up with UBTECH Education

UBTECH Education has partnered with CJ Anderson’s Dreams Never Die Foundation to offer robotics workshops and camps to students in Vallejo, CA.

On Saturday, May 4, UBTECH Education had the honor of partnering with NFL star CJ Anderson’s Dreams Never Die Foundation for a robotics workshop at Jesse Bethel High School in Vallejo, California. Local fifth-graders learned how to build, code, and even race their own robots using our UKIT Intermediate solution.

Dreams Never Die Foundation robotics workshop 1For us here at UBTECH Education, collaborating with the Dreams Never Die Foundation was a no-brainer. Founded by Super Bowl champion running back CJ Anderson, Dreams Never Die provides inner-city and low-income youth with the resources they need for academic success. The foundation’s vision is broad, encompassing programs promoting art, reading, and educational field trips, as well as math, coding, and robotics.

And that’s where our two organizations overlap. We believe in preparing all students for the future of work, which includes working with the robots and automated machinery that will become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. Our goal with UKITs is to make it easy for school systems to integrate robotics into their STEM, STEM+C, and STEAM programs, leveling the playing field so that robotics is no longer a special perk, but rather a fundamental part of K–12 education.

Our team had an amazing time meeting the students, sharing UKITs, and even rolling up our sleeves to build robots right alongside them. We care deeply about equity in STEM education, which is why events like these are so key. To understand the relationship between a strong classroom-based STEM education and success in the jobs of the future is one thing; to see the spark of determination, creativity, and joy in the eyes of students as they brought their own robots to life, well, that’s quite another.

This summer we’re partnering once more with Dreams Never Die to support their summer robotics program—check their website for registration details!

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