Grab one of the last available seats for Summer Circuits while you still can! Registration for our final week of summer, August 24th-27th, will close on Sunday, August 9th.
Kids and parents are loving our Summer Circuits program and you will too! Imagine three hours of your child being fully engaged in hands-on learning, creating and socializing, availing you to do anything, and everything, else!
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Our Summer Circuits program is off to an amazing start. We’re building, learning, laughing, exercising, sharing, and just having a great time! It’s no wonder it’s also selling out very quickly! Reserve a space for your child in one of the remaining open weeks while you still can.
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We have officially kicked off our summer programming! We’re already having a fantastic time building and we hope you’ll join us for some of the fun!
Our whole team has been working incredibly hard behind the scenes getting ready for the launch of our long-format summer program, Summer Circuits. These 3-hour classes meet Monday-Thursday for an amazing array of science, art, movement, games and other fun activities, all centered around the robot project of the day! While many weeks are already sold out, we still have room available later this summer in both age groups.
We are also bringing back our most popular classes this summer, including an assortment of multi-class series and individual, one-time classes, for children 2-13 years old! We’ve already added new project sets for most classes and will be adding more very soon!
Due to overwhelming demand, we will be bringing back our classes for children 2-13 years old this summer! Plus we’ll be launching all new classes very soon, so you can continue to take classes all summer long!
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Gather a group of friends for a virtual happy hour like no other! Catch up while you each build your very own Bronco Bot and then put them to the test in your private online rodeo!
Just pick a night – classes are normally held at 7pm EDT, but less us know if you need another time. Then tell your friends, stock your bar, and get ready to build! We’ll send you everything you need to build, including robot-inspired cocktail recipes!
The (oddest) school year is coming to an end soon and we’re gearing up for a super fun summer here at the Virtual Robot Foundry!
Our team is busy packing up boxes of robot parts and other cool things kids will need for our Summer Circuits. Summer Circuits come in a variety of versions, or colors, so you can sign up for a bunch that work with your schedule without any worry about repeating projects. Choose mornings, afternoons, or both.
I am white. I own a small business that employs POC and teaches children. Racism is pervasive in our culture. It is hard to unpack. It is hard to know how to talk to children about what is happening. How to explain police brutality. How to talk about the killing of innocent people. But we can no longer sit in silence trying to “protect” our white children’s “innocence” while black and brown children and families are fearing for their lives. We cannot stand here watching without jumping in to be an ally, to see our own actions, our own racism, and to work towards change. We must understand our privilege, acknowledge it, and dismantle it.
Our company provides engineering classes for children. We teach children to question and explore the world. We feel it is our responsibility to also teach children to see each other and to see when their assumptions about race are wrong. We have done training with the Center For Racial Justice in Education including their training on how to facilitate race discussions with educators. Their programs are powerful, intelligent and so essential. If you work for or own a business that works with children, we highly recommend attending their sessions. They are humbling and enlightening. And have made me realize that my work to dismantle my white privilege will never be done. And that I must stay diligent to see my own racism and to call it out when I see it in others.
On our Additional Resources page you can find useful resources and links to discussions on race that are happening right now. We strive to support our community, our staff and our children. And we strive to do better and be better and to learn together.
Sincerely, Jenny Young Owner, Brooklyn Robot Foundry
In lieu of our normal in-person Summer Sessions, we’re introducing our new online summer program: Summer Circuits!
Summer Circuits are long format classes that run Monday – Thursday from July 6 – Aug 27th for 3 hours each day. There will be arts, science, games, movement, and of course Robots! Children will be placed in small groups, with up to 5 other children, and led though hours of interactive fun by our amazing teachers. They’ll laugh, they’ll play, they’ll learn and they’ll leave you alone!
Just check out some of the fun we had during a similar session we held over Spring Break: