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FIRST® LEGO® League Teams Prepare for International Competition

2019-03-07T10:18:50-05:00

The competition season for FIRST® LEGO® League is over. Over 440 area students competed during the 2018-2019 INTO-ORBIT season in this dynamic STEM program that is a signature program of EmBe. They built and programmed their robot to complete missions. They researched and presented their innovative solution. They received their medals and trophies. They danced and had fun. However, most of those 66 teams have now finished their season. However, we do have a few exceptions! When Life Gives You Llamas 2019 FLL Into-Orbit 1st Place ChampionsTeam #4713 When Life Gives you Llamas Team #4713 When Life Gives [...]

FIRST® LEGO® League Teams Prepare for International Competition2019-03-07T10:18:50-05:00

LEGOS and Bib #1

2019-02-28T14:19:28-05:00

Like good South Dakotans, we have been leaning into the wind, continuing our work and play through the drifts and flows of our snowy landscape. Although I enjoy the winter’s beauty, I also noticed some signs of spring in the activities of our staff and our wonderful volunteers. One of the best signs of spring? We’ve opened registration for our summer camp programs, most with multiple sessions. Our camps range from babysitting to an introduction to FIRST® Lego® League, from Camp Changemaker to Camp CEO. The first camp is scheduled for May, so be sure to check your calendar and [...]

LEGOS and Bib #12019-02-28T14:19:28-05:00

Washington HS Student Awards EmBe Grant Through Gatorade

2019-02-27T17:25:39-05:00

Lily received her award and presented EmBe representatives with their gift at before one of her games. Sioux Falls native and South Dakota Volleyball Gatorade State Player of the Year, Lily Bartling, awarded EmBe with a $1,000 grant to help accomplish our mission to empower women and families to enrich lives. Sports participation has seen a double-digit decline over the past decade, largely due to tighter budgets in communities, but young people that participate in sports are found to be happier, healthier and better students. Gatorade Play It Forward empowers Gatorade Player of the Year recipients across the [...]

Washington HS Student Awards EmBe Grant Through Gatorade2019-02-27T17:25:39-05:00

Grant Benefits EmBe Youth Programs

2019-02-27T17:11:04-05:00

EmBe received a grant from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council of $3,600 to support scholarships for girls to participate in Girls on the Run at Hayward and Lowell Elementaries in our spring 2018 season and Terry Redlin Elementary in our fall 2018 season. The Council's Initiative is to promote philanthropy "for youth - by youth" and their purpose is to enable their students to make a difference in the lives of young people in the Sioux Falls area. The grant was written to offset expenses at these three elementary schools due to their Title I designation [...]

Grant Benefits EmBe Youth Programs2019-02-27T17:11:04-05:00

FIRST LEGO League Makes Technology Accessible and Fun

2019-03-04T13:54:20-05:00

FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology As part of leading EmBe, I get to experience the impactful programs that fulfill our mission firsthand. Early on Saturday, February 2nd, I had my first taste of the state competition for FIRST® LEGO® League. The combination of robots, funny hats and coopertition© brought teams from across the state to Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The numbers tell a huge impact story: 30 communities, 149 coaches, 447 students, and dozens of volunteers came together to demonstrate their mastery of technology and gracious professionalism. The purpose of FIRST LEGO League The [...]

FIRST LEGO League Makes Technology Accessible and Fun2019-03-04T13:54:20-05:00

2019 FIRST LEGO League State Tournament Showcases Talent

2019-02-28T13:28:18-05:00

Team members from Surge during one of their robot runs. On a chilly Saturday morning this month,  FIRST Lego League teams were checking in by 7:30 am. "When Life Gives you Llamas", "Surge", "Hill City Robotics" and the "Fabulous Five" were just a few of the teams that came together to race robots, present solutions to problems generated by long space voyages, and compete in core values challenges. FIRST's mission FIRST LEGO League is unique, with a timely mission to "inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build [...]

2019 FIRST LEGO League State Tournament Showcases Talent2019-02-28T13:28:18-05:00

After School Day at the Capitol

2019-02-11T08:32:11-05:00

The South Dakota School-Age Care Alliance and South Dakota Afterschool Network hosted Afterschool Day at the Capitol on February 6. As part of the program, the FIRST LEGO League First Place Champion traveled to Pierre to share their presentation and talk to our legislators.  The team When Life Gives You Llamas from O’Gorman Junior High School in Sioux Falls, SD, presented to the Democratic Caucus and was part of the recognition of FIRST LEGO League on the floor of the House. It is an incredible honor, as well as a powerful example of STEM programming, team building, and gracious professionalism. [...]

After School Day at the Capitol2019-02-11T08:32:11-05:00

Warm up with winter volunteer opportunities

2019-01-24T16:58:31-05:00

That weary winter feeling is a real thing this time of year. The holidays are over and it is COLD. A great way to break-up the monotony of this long winter stretch is to volunteer! We’ve got some easy, rewarding volunteer opportunities at EmBe. FIRST LEGO League Greeter Our state championship tournament for FIRST LEGO League is February 2 and we need a few more friendly faces. We need someone to check-in teams at our registration table from 7am – 10am at the Augustana University Elmen Center. This incredible robotics tournament will leave you feeling inspired! FIRST LEGO League Timer [...]

Warm up with winter volunteer opportunities2019-01-24T16:58:31-05:00

EmBe participating in South Dakota Gives on Giving Tuesday

2018-11-20T17:50:45-05:00

First comes Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday followed by Cyber Monday. But at EmBe our favorite day is Giving Tuesday. Started as a day for consumers take a break from holiday shopping and do some holiday giving instead. EmBe has been participating in Giving Tuesday events for several years. This year, EmBe is participating in South Dakota Day of Giving on Giving Tuesday. For the first time ever, South Dakota has a concentrated effort to raise the philanthropic efforts of nonprofits on Giving Tuesday. Through a series of challenges and tasks, South Dakota Gives will hand out $125,000 in [...]

EmBe participating in South Dakota Gives on Giving Tuesday2018-11-20T17:50:45-05:00

EmBe Bringing Babysitting Camp to Mitchell

2018-11-20T13:58:15-05:00

After years of honing and perfecting their popular Babysitting Camp, EmBe is bringing their program to Mitchell for the first time. The camp will take place December 27 at LB Williams school. EmBe uses the national curriculum from "Smart Kids: Babysitting 101" to guide campers on being an entrepreneur, developing people skills, and building confidence! Babysitting is needed more now than in the past due to more parents working outside the home and for longer hours. Babysitting offers teens and tweens flexibility so they can still make it to soccer, SAT prep or go on a family vacation. This day camp [...]

EmBe Bringing Babysitting Camp to Mitchell2018-11-20T13:58:15-05:00

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