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GeorgiaFirst Robotics investing in youth with "Lego League"

Kids from 4th to 8th grade are in the Lego League (Source: WALB) Kids from 4th to 8th grade are in the Lego League (Source: WALB)
Dennis Courtney of Albany Tech teaching the coaches (Source: WALB) Dennis Courtney of Albany Tech teaching the coaches (Source: WALB)
O'Tessa Robinson will be a team coach, she is a 4th grade science teacher at Live Oak Elem. (Source: WALB) O'Tessa Robinson will be a team coach, she is a 4th grade science teacher at Live Oak Elem. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An area robotics competition is opening the program up to younger students.

Dougherty County Schools and Albany Technical College will start a Lego League through Georgia FIRST Robotics at the elementary level this fall.

Five teams will be formed with 4th through 8th graders. 

The children will study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math... all while building robots out of legos.

"Science isn't about just do this and do that, it's about the whos the whats the whys," said O'Tessa Robinson who will be leading one of the five teams. "Opening up their minds now will actually open up their futures."

"It's the science and math skills that we really want them to get," said Albany Tech's Dennis Courtney. "Plus not to mention the work ethic, the soft skills that our major industry partners, proctor and Gamble, Mars, Miller Brewery, these are the kinds of employees they want in their workforce one day, and we're doing all the training for them."

For more information on how to sign your kid up, email DCourtney@AlbanyTech.edu.

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