Rhode Island Students of the Future is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization that engages students in science, technology, engineering and math through youth robotics. Over 700 5-18 year olds participate on Jr. FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League or Robot Block Party teams where they design, build, and code robots while learning valuable workforce skills like communication, collaboration and project management.
RISF relies on sponsorships, donations and team fees to support our programs. Here's how you can help:
Become a STRATEGIC SPONSOR of Rhode Island School of the Future, and help us plan our future! Your sponsorship helps us develop new workshops for teachers and students, build infrastructure to support our growing organization, and fund current youth robotics programs in Rhode Island. In addition to the benefits of a TOURNAMENT SPONSOR, you will receive VIP speaking opportunities for your company’s representative at RI’s FIRST LEGO League Championship Event. You may name an award and present a trophy at the FIRST LEGO League Championship, and you will receive visibility through Banner Displays and program booklets at all RISF public events. Minimum sponsorship level is $10,000 per year.
Become a TOURNAMENT SPONSOR for RISF’s FIRST LEGO League 2015-16 seasons and help us pay for necessary tournament and training expenses. Event sponsors receive acknowledgement on the RISF website and a link to your web page. RISF will display banners provided by the sponsor at all RISF public events and will distribute promotional materials (provided by the sponsor) in goody bags distributed to teams and volunteers. You may also promote your company at a table at one FLL Qualifying tournament event. Minimum sponsorship level is $5,000 per event.
Become a RISF TEAM Sponsor. Help underwrite a team’s cost of participation in a season's worth of STEM learning. This program helps RI’s underserved communities get a FIRST LEGO League or Robot Block Party program started, and supports teams with limited funding upgrade their technology or expand their program. TEAM sponsors will receive updates from their team throughout the season and invitations to attend all RISF events. Due to team registration deadlines, team sponsorships must be committed by June 30, 2015 for the 2015-16 season. Sponsorships are $1000 per team.
Become a ROBOT BLOCK PARTY SPONSOR help us pay for necessary event and outreach expenses. Event sponsors receive acknowledgement on the RISF website and a link to your web page. RISF will display banners provided by the sponsor at all RISF public events and will distribute promotional materials (provided by the sponsor) in goody bags distributed to teams and volunteers. Minimum sponsorship level is $1,000 for the Robot Block Party.
For more information on sponsorships, contact Mary Johnson.
Make a Donation
Donations of all sizes help us introduce robotics, computational thinking and workforce skills to students in Rhode Island. Donations help us maintain and grow our FIRST LEGO League, Jr. FIRST LEGO League and Robot Block Party programs, including professional development for teachers and coaches, team coding workshops and much more. Donations are accepted through our RISF Paypal page or you can mail a check to RISF, 42 Ladd Street, Warwick, RI 02818.
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