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<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_New-5FRiver-5FValley&d=DwMFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=I07jayWX0XebokY8Z2cZqw&m=JpBaqqAgnZYsVBzxWZmNygbR05jXgdQDKwYXfDu1uWA&s=l_G9HKFhADtKbKJQNUN5-xbkUGIeU_AhhNi0EFeAviQ&e=> that is interested in registering or learning more about receiving support through this pilot program, please sign up here<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.google.com_forms_d_e_1FAIpQLSewpm8-2DqMcka1j4G3ZhAoNiqcLHaIofZLXcibqXAXc9r-2DCf5g_viewform-3Fusp-3Dsf-5Flink&d=DwMFaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=I07jayWX0XebokY8Z2cZqw&m=JpBaqqAgnZYsVBzxWZmNygbR05jXgdQDKwYXfDu1uWA&s=1iZWRG2ntgY0yyEWh0dabzctHage1vCDwspsymS993A&e=> 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 [signature_1061668140] (540) 568-2216 800 South Main St. MSC 0305 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.