Meet Club Kid Andrece
Andrece, age 11, has been a Club kid for six years. In 2015, he was named Middle School Youth of the Year for the LeGore Club. Find out how his Club and the staff changed his behavior and improved his self-esteem.
My favorite thing to do at the Club is FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), because I get to build stuff out of Lego® and robot parts. And it’s a good way to help keep my frustration down.
In FLL®, we build robots and compete in competitions with other Clubs and other FLL® teams in Indy. We also write research projects too.
I have been doing FLL® for a year. Before I started, my behavior wasn’t good. I would get mad, cry, throw things and not listen to staff.
Now, my behavior is great. I feel good about myself. It’s been helping with my frustration too. FLL® keeps me calm because I have to earn being able to play. Plus, I help with the young kids in Junior FLL®.
I feel important now that I am part of FLL® because of my team, Heather (the staff member who is over FLL®) and my mom. It gives me confidence and helps me believe in myself. Because of FLL®, I want to be an engineer when I grow up.
FIRST® LEGO® League introduces young people, ages 9 to 14 (grades 4-8), to the fun and excitement of science and technology.