Get Ready for RoboRAVE!

May 1st, 2010
Albuquerque Convention Center


Sponsored by the Todd Wagner Foundation, Microsoft, the Best Buy Children's Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the MIRACLES Academy is a two year program offering intensive focus and training in technology.  In addition, the program will support academic, social and emotional development in our middle school club members by participation in

  • Technology curriculum: 
    • LEGO Mindstorms Robotics 
    • ClubTECH
    • Digital Arts Festivals
    • Photo Illustration
    • Movie Making
    • Music Making
    • Web Design
    • Graphic Design
  • Life Skills including character & leadership development activities
  • Education including homework help
  • Community service projects
  • 33 Members enrolled
  • Over 390 hours of activities
  • 3 FIRST LEGO League teams compete in NM State Qualifier tournament
  • 7 Teams compete in RoboRAVE, International tournament
  • 5 Digital Arts Festivals
    • 29 PhotoTech entries
    • 50+ MusicTech entries
    • 7 MovieTech entries
    • 12 WebTech entries
      • 1 Regional Winner
    • 3 Design Tech Entries
  • 15 members participated in Torch Club or Keystone Club
  • 7 Junior Staffers chosen from MIRACLES Academy
  • National Ocaeanic & Atmoshperic Administration Fieldtrip
  • MAC Store Fieldtrip
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Challenge
  • 25 Members Graduate!
  • 46 Members enrolled
  • 4 FIRST LEGO League teams compete in NM State Qualifier tournament
  • FIRST LEGO League teams compete in Regional Tournament in Amarillo, TX
  • 4 Digital Arts Festivals

Our club is very fortunate to be selected as one of the five pilot sites nationwide and will receive $135,000 in equipment, software, and operational funds.  A very special thank you to the Todd Wagner Foundation and BGCA's ClubTECH program sponsors for their generous support.