Race 4 Excellence will offer after school services for middle school children that allows them to practice tools for success now. Students design and paint the bodies of remote controlled cars, learn about the major parts of the cars and how they work together. This is all done in a group mentoring structure. They also learn intricately how the motor works.
In learning these things, they learn the following:
Benefit to the students
- critical thinking
- what is necessary to become and expert
- the importance of teamwork
- leadership skills
- dealing with unmet expectations
- building self-esteem and self-worth
- and more
Benefit to the school
- community engagement
- potential fund raising opportunity
- parent engagement
- potential for peer to peer mentoring
- foster positive school spirit
- Team activity
Participants in this program will have the opportunity to attend the New York International Auto Show with the participants of the Mentoring program. This will tie in what they've learned in the class room to everyday life. They will be tasked with finding the electric motor in the cars and learn how a combustion engine works and have to describe the advantages and disadvantages of each in a presentation to the class.
This is also an opportunity to reach out to the community. Participants will have the opportunity to show off their skills and their work and use the spirit of competition to build school spirit. Your school will race against other schools for prizes and bragging rights!
This is the half track set up. The participants set up and break down the track. They work together to do so. Even racing is beneficial as they can see their progress and racing on the track is an opportunity to practice Geometry and simple math and possibly get into high school level physics, and be immersed in the learning!