FLASHLIGHTS LIGHT UP WORLD

$1,390 of $10k goal

Raised by 21 people in 2 months
Erin Squire-Fetters  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
THE FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP FLASHLIGHTS ARE HEADED TO NATIONALS!!!!

The FIRSTLEGO League (FLL)( www.firstlegoleague.org) challenges over 28,000 teams of students ages 9-16 in over 80 countries to think like scientists and engineers through the use of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to try to understand how the world works and to solve problems.  They build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS Technology to solve a set of missions. 

FLASHLIGHTS is a group of 10 Franklin Township students (grades 4-6) and 2 coaches (Mr. Clatyon Moore and Mrs. Mary Nine) from Thompson Crossing Elementary School’s REACH program and Middle School East who said CHALLENGE ACCEPTED in August 2016.  Now they have won the township's FIRST EVER invite to the FIRSTLEGO League World Festival in St. Louis, MO this coming April!
Every year, FLL releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world specific topic.  This year’s Challenge is Animal Allies – What might become possible when animals and people help each other?  The Challenge consists of three parts:  the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values.  Teams participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by FLL’s Core Values. 

 The Flashlights worked before, during, and after school to compete at the Regional competition in November 2016, and earned an invitation to the State Finals.  At the State Finals in January, Purdue Polytechnic Columbus hosted 31 teams, and OUR FLASHLIGHTS WON!  This is the FIRST EVER state title for Franklin Township!  What an amazing accomplishment by these young folks for our township, community, and city. 

BUT – they are still building....and need YOUR help!!!

It is so important these kids receive the appreciation, support, and acknowledgment from YOU - their community!  Our goal is to ensure every team member attends the World Festival regardless of cost!  Your donation helps ease the financial burden that can be daunting, and even downright impossible for many.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 - enough to pay for the entire team’s registration, four day, out-of-state competition, including hotels, meals, and travel.  Plus, it would pay for our two beloved teacher-coaches, who have volunteered countless hours to our kids, to attend as well.  (**If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, you may do so by clicking here Thompson Crossing PTC - FLL )

Help spread the word by following our team and their progress on our Facebook page(@FTFlashlights )!  These young ladies and gentlemen are the future of our township and we should be PROUD to have them representing us! GO LIGHT UP WORLD FLASHLIGHTS!


 Your Franklin Township First Lego League Team, Flashlights, thanks you in advance for your generosity and support.
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Update 4
Posted by Erin Squire-Fetters
24 days ago
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The team is back to work after 2 weeks off for Spring Break! We are 3 weeks away from the competition and they still need your help! Consider donating to help them on this journey!
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Update 2
Posted by Erin Squire-Fetters
1 month ago
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Setting up for their Indy Style segment this morning!
Live on air!!!
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Update 1
Posted by Erin Squire-Fetters
2 months ago
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Alright folks - we had a lottery winner in Indiana last night, so whoever you are, feel free to step up and help up take care of this goal!!!
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$1,390 of $10k goal

Raised by 21 people in 2 months
Created February 15, 2017
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$250
Reynolds Farm Equipment
9 days ago

Thank you to Brad Fetters for reaching out to us. Best of luck to the team! - Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc.

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$30
Shawnda Trout
16 days ago

Good Luck Flashlights!

LK
$100
Leland Keyt
1 month ago

Keep up the good work! Good Luck

SW
$10
Stephanie Wiley
1 month ago
CB
$340
Carol Bogar
1 month ago

Great Job!!!I saw your presentation on television last week! Carol Bogar a/k/a Aunt Carol

$10
Shane Long
1 month ago
LH
$30
Leslie Holden
1 month ago

All of you are hard at work at the future for all of us. Go at it and Good Luck!

CW
$100
Cathy Wilson
1 month ago

Abbey Beatty, good luck!

CS
$20
Cary Solida
1 month ago

Legos are awesome (but hurt when stepped on)!

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$30
Mai khanh Hawk
1 month ago
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