As part of its Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative, Disney and Lucasfilm have partnered with FIRST to expand access to the nonprofit robotics organization‘s programs for more students around the world.
Star Wars: Force for Change will provide financial, in-kind and mentorship resources with the help of Walt Disney Imagineering. WDI has supported FIRST for more than 20 years, by hosting the annual FIRST championship at Epcot from 1995 through 2002 and by providing mentorship, engineering support and creative insights to young students.
WDI now plans to work with FIRST to mentor and provide hands-on learning to even more young minds. Actor Mark Hamill talks about this collaboration and its impact on S.T.E.M. — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math:
If you’d like to be involved with this project, you can retweet this video from the official Star Wars Twitter account with the hashtag #StarWarsFFCSweepstakes. When you do that, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a vacation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort! The vacation will include a guided tour by a Disney Imagineer through the land, so you can see Batuu from an insider’s point of view. Note that the sweepstakes entry deadline is April 22, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. (Visit https://starwars.com/FFCsweeps for the Official Rules.)
To learn more about Star Wars: Force for Change and FIRST, visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange.