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“FIRST” Youth Robotics Announcement Video Features Familiar Faces from Star Wars

Disney and Lucasfilm have partnered up with “FIRST” (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) for the 2020-2021 youth robotics! With the focus to be “forces for change”, the announcement video features some familiar faces from the Star Wars universe. Check out the details and video as shared below by DisneyParksBlog.

Recently, Lucasfilm and Disney announced that they are partnering up with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the global nonprofit organization, once again for the 2020-2021 youth robotics season, FIRST GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. The announcement video features some familiar faces from the Star Wars universe that you just might recognize. In this year’s sports and fitness-themed season, students around the world will compete in robotics challenges, exploring what it means to. Be “forces for change” by revolutionizing the way we play and move so people of all abilities and skill levels can participate

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The ongoing collaboration with FIRST, a global community that reaches more than 679,000 students in over 100 countries, enables Disney and Lucasfilm to expand access to science, technology, engineering and math learning to more young people around the world to help them envision a brighter, more inclusive future.

The Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative provides students with financial, in-kind and mentorship resources. For more than two decades, Walt Disney Imagineering has provided sponsorship and mentorship to FIRST with unique educational opportunities that feature Star Wars characters, stories and experiences, some even inspired by the adventures found inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

Source: DisneyParksBlog

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We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.