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Our Long-time STEM Scholar Wins Internship!

Posted by:Margie Shea-Moore

We are thrilled to announce that Trinity, one of our STEM Scholars, has been accepted into a Science Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) at Carderock Naval Base. Trinity was introduced to LET’S GO in her elementary school, taking hands-on STEM activities. She is now a senior at Paul PCS in Washington, DC where she participates in…

Lakeland Teacher Spotlight: Putting the “A” into STEAM

Posted by:Amanda Porter

Our amazing school-based instructors and coaches are a big part of what makes LET’S GO successful in our partner schools. Megan Chester from Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore is one of those fantastic instructors. Ms. Chester teaches kindergarten through 5th grade self-contained special education during the day, and is a FIRST LEGO League coach in…

Social Emotional Learning Through STEM Education

Posted by:Ogeyi Akuma-Ukpo

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work and life success. Through SEL, students learn to manage their emotions, have empathy, solve problems, make responsible decisions and maintain healthy relationships. Research shows that gains in SEL result in better academic performance and…

STEM Scholars: Pursuing Career Goals Through LET’S GO

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

What does it take to be a member of a winning STEM competition team? Kumar can tell you. Self-proclaimed “STEM fanatic since the 3rd grade,” now a 7th grader, Kumar is preparing to bring the Westport Academy Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO) team to victory in March 2020 during his second year of participation. “MSO is…

SeaPerch Startup

Posted by:Jacqueline Baldini

SeaPerch offers students an opportunity to work on a team to develop an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). A select group of students at Eagle Academy Congress Heights in DC, have begun this project. LET’S GO will support students throughout this entire process. Here we see the beginning stages of the frame coming together. We…

LET’S GO Instructors Make a Difference

Posted by:Ellin Rittler

LET’S GO’s positive impact on a partner school’s STEM culture would not be possible without our tremendous instructors and everything they do to support our youth. Ms.Wanda Pagan has been a LET’S GO instructor at Westport Academy Elementary-Middle School since 2014. She is passionate about instilling the importance of STEM learning in her students, and…

What are Core Values?

Posted by:VaShaun Davis

Part of the FIRST LEGO League tournament FBR Boys and Girls Club students participate in requires students to do a core-values-based activity. To prepare, LET’S GO sharpens some of the students’ hard skills while also building their soft skills and understanding of the core values’ purpose.                  …

LET’S GO Boys and Girls DC Robotics Team Makes History

Posted by:Jacqueline Baldini

  News Release: December 17, 2019   Watch our video tribute to the FBR Nation Robotics Kings & Queens here. Washington, DC. LET’S GO Boys and Girls is pleased to announce for the first time in its 10-year history that one of its District of Columbia FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team competed in a…

Adam and the Mad Scientists

Posted by:Kandace Shields

On All Hallow’s Eve (October 31), LET’S GO’s mad scientists’ team took a trip to Eagle Academy PCS in D.C., to give a lesson to the students about atoms-the building blocks of life. Even the instructor at Eagle Academy joined in on the harvest fun; eerily following us as we taught. As he watched from…

Robotics Kings & Queens

Posted by:VaShaun Davis

LET’S GO and FBR Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington would like to introduce their very own FIRST LEGO League team, Robotics Kings and Queens. The team consists of five wonderful young STEM Scholars eager to tackle the First Lego League challenge at a regional tournament. The students voiced their interest and signed up…

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