Support Star Wars: Force for Change Initiative for Chance to Win a Trip to Galaxy’s Edge!

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.

Star Wars Force for Change to benefit students via FIRST, a nonprofit robotics organization

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 for the Official Rules.)

To learn more about Star Wars: Force for Change and FIRST, visit

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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