Apply now to RISE Up Mentoring Program Sponsored by Qualcomm!

Qualcomm has generously sponsored a pilot program in Southwest Virginia. This program will provide funding and local support to five or more under-resourced/needs-based registered FLL and FTC teams beginning in late April 2021. Funds and support will also be provided to veteran FIRST Chesapeake FTC or FRC teams to act as peer-to-peer mentors. The goal of this program is to help grow a more sustainable pipeline of FIRST k-12 programs in Southwest Virginia.

If you are an FLL or FTC team in or near the New River Valley region<> that is interested in registering or learning more about receiving support through this pilot program, please sign up here<> or email Tim Farmer, FIRST Chesapeake RISE Up Mentoring Manager, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. The deadline to register is March 20th, 2021.

The next RISE Up SWVA Mentoring On-Line Forum Sponsored by Qualcomm will be held in late April. This one-hour interactive forum includes updates regarding events and opportunities specific to Southwest Virginia, as well as a chance to meet other teams and mentors from the area. Please watch your emails and the FIRST Chesapeake website for a date and dial-in information coming in March.

Kaitlin Ilnitzki
Assistant Director


(540) 568-2216
800 South Main St. MSC 0305
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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