New Grants Support Expansion for School-Wide EPLA Robotics Program

The El Paso Leadership Academy (EPLA) has received a $10,000 grant from the Andeavor Foundation in support of Robotics: Evolving, Inclusive, and School Wide program. EPLA has also received $5,000 from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s STEM Innovation Grant program. These grants will help expand our robotics program, and provide the opportunity for ALL scholars to engage in this wonderful resource.

The robotics program began in the 2017-2018 school year with Mr. Morales, our Director of Special Services. Scholars meet on Saturdays for a few of hours of math tutoring, followed by building and programming EV3 Lego robots. We were able to get the program lifted off the ground thanks to El Paso Day of Giving, and a generous donation of robots from The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Engineering.

On top of its rigorous academic curriculum, all students engage in weekly character and leadership development classes. The school’s goal is to inspire and motivate their students to become engaged leaders in their community.

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