published Thursday, August 15th, 2013

'Robot revolution' teaches, enriches children

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The latest program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland pairs a popular children's toy with modern science. Executive Director Charles Sutton and his staff have been using Lego Mindstorm Robots to teach kids about technology and give them a leg up on the future.

"We know that technology was a huge piece in doing so. To prepare them for the workplace," explains Sutton. "We know with the influx of Wacker and Volkswagen, huge technical needs and opportunities for them to get a job."

The idea came about a couple years ago after Sutton noticed a nationwide movement of kids using the robots in competitions. After securing thousands of dollars in grants, the program started locally.

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