Local Outreach

Hathaway Brown School

Hathaway Brown (HB) is an all-girls K-12 school located in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. All unicorns are students of HB and it is the hub of where all our outreach begins. Unicorns work with students as young as elementary school to teach them about STEM with crafts like copper tape circuits. They also run a demo for the 8th grade class every year to encourage STEM and introduce them to robotics. 

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) is an after school program for bright students from under-resourced schools. Unicorns work with BHGH’s FIRST LEGO League Team – 26313 Hope Prep – and mentor them through the process of building and programming their robots. Unicorns travel with the students to competitions and cheer them on as they watch their robots compete.

NASA Glenn Library Workshops

Unicorns partnered up with the NASA Glenn Research center to run workshops all over the Cleveland area to teach students about STEM and robotics and incorporated the use of LEGO EV3 kits to allow the students to build robots of their own. Unicorns demo previous FIRST Robotics Competition robots and help the students build and program their own EV3 robots.

Global Outreach

Mathru Blind School

The Mathru Blind School is a school for children with visual disabilities in southern India. Our Primary Fabrication Lead, Kshama Girish ’18, visited the school on a trip to India and worked to raise money to build a solar water heater for the children that attend school there. With the help of Team 2399, she was able to create an engineering curriculum for the students based around the ideals of FIRST LEGO League as well as donate 50 pounds of LEGOs to the children there.

Mujer y Comunidad

Mujer y Comunidad is an organization based out of Nicaragua that¬†promotes the education, health, and well-being of women. Previous Team Captain, Hanna Keyerleber ’17, traveled to Nicaragua where she interacted with numerous women and children through this organization. She spoke to the students in Spanish and taught them about robotics and STEM.