STEM Robotics classes with Children of Fallen Heroes

STEM Robotics Classes

We make STEM education rigorous, fun, and accessible through mentor-based robotics leagues and high-quality programs and resources in STEM Centers open to children and surviving family members of fallen Military and First Responders across the United States. 

 

  • Through our growing network of STEM Centers, we give robotics teams and all young people the space to learn, create and work with expert teachers and advanced equipment.

 

  • We offer workshops, summer programs, and credit-bearing courses to students whose high schools often don’t have the capacity to provide high-quality STEM education.

 

  • We connect students to career opportunities in STEM through our corporate partnerships and alumni network.

How we do it

We combine the energy and teamwork of tournament competition with formal learning and advanced technology resources. Our expert teachers and adult mentors encourage young people to build on their strengths and challenge them to push the envelope of what’s possible.

 

  • Our work builds on the Children of  Fallen Heroes model, which sparks students’ interest in STEM through mentor-based robotics competitions while they build self-confidence and life skills.

 

  • Young people compete from an early age into their high school years, making for sustained experiences in STEM that continue into college and their careers. They help each other and collaborate across boroughs, working together graciously to share knowledge.

 

  • Most of our teams are guided by mentors and all have equal access to the equipment and resources they need to compete.

Our Impact

We provide the spark that leads to a lifetime love of STEM. Every student who walks through our doors is instilled with the building blocks of confidence and character necessary to succeed in any field and career they choose.

 

  • Children of Fallen Heroes students across gender, race, and income are three times more likely to be interested in STEM activities, careers, identity, and knowledge.

 

  • Our programs have embraced our model and participate in our programs thrive. 

 

Why we need you

All young children deserve access to inspiring STEM education and the opportunities that come with it. Mentors, volunteers, and supporters like you drive the work we do every day to create a future where STEM leaders reflect the diversity—and excellence—of our city. 

 

  • Donate to Children of Fallen Heroes. Your gift will directly fund programs that make fun and rigorous STEM education accessible to young children.

 

  • Become a volunteer. Your time, energy, and creativity bring Children of Fallen Heroes programs to life—and make everything we do possible.

 

  • Start a team. Change your students’ lives and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders by joining our robotics competition community.

 

  • Mentor a team. Are you a STEM professional? People like you mentor our robotics teams, guiding young people on the path to learn, grow and succeed.

Mission Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes provides retreats, education, and special programs to children and families of fallen military and first responders designed to create an escape from grief, helping them to survive and thrive in spite of their loss.

 

Vision Statement

Children of Fallen Heroes seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice of fallen military and first responder heroes as well as the sacrifice and needs of their loved ones, through an increasing range of healing educational and recreational activities.

Statement of Need

Child survivors of fallen military and first responders experience complicated grief, involving not merely the loss of a parent, but also the loss of a hero, and the loss of their familiar sense of belonging within a community. Participation in skill-building activities with others who have experienced similar losses is beneficial to the healing process. Research shows that children of fallen heroes who participate in peer support activities experience an increased sense of hope, positive role-modeling, and greater trust, understanding, and empathy.

Children of Fallen Heroes seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice of fallen military and first responder heroes as well as the sacrifice and needs of their loved ones, through an increasing range of healing educational and recreational activities.

Program Description

Children of Fallen Heroes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2015 by Kenneth Wasley. We provide various types of retreats, education opportunities, community outreach, and special activities for children and families of fallen military and first responders. All activities are designed to provide a respite from grief as well as a new learning experience in an atmosphere in which their hero parents are remembered and honored for their service. These activities have included but are not limited to: STEM Flight for Heroes Day Camp, Equine Retreat for Heroes, Golf Day Camp, Fishing Day Camp for Heroes, Canine Rescue Class, and Wildlife Rescue Class, Photography & Drone Class, STEM Robotics, Wedding, and Special Occasions including Skydiving Angels Program.

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Proud Partner

 +525

Families Served

Our Impact

+1 Million 

 Families that need support.