Jamestown, NC
Jan 11, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020
This program will teach middle school girls about coding and programming using a variety of robots, including the Sphero and Cosmo. Girls will learn basic programming commands, as well as how to handle and interact with an intelligent and a basic robot.
Provided by Amelia and AAUW Greensboro

Registration is closed for this program. Please contact the Program Leader for information about a waitlist.

Program Dates & Times

Session One will begin on January 11th, which will run from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Session Two will be on the 18th from 10:30 until 1, and this pattern will continue on all Saturdays.

Session Three will be on the 25th of January

Session Four will be on the 1st of February

Session Five will be on the 8th of February

Session Six will be on the 15th of February

CANCELED: Session Seven will be on the 22nd of February. This date has been removed.

Session Eight will be on the 29th of February

Session Nine will be on the 7th of March

Session Ten will be on the 14th of March

LAST SESSION: Session Eleven will be on the 21st of March. We encourage parents to return to the YMCA at 12:00 to view presentations for Final Projects.


5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


This event will be free for all students. Please refer to this website to get an application to join the YMCA if you desire: https://www.ymcagreensboro.org/join.

More About the Program

This course will teach young ladies about the basics of robotics, AND where to find more information to answer any questions they have. We will play with real robots, cover the different programming languages, learn about the different number systems that programming uses, and understand how we can use that knowledge to improve our everyday life.

For more information, contact Amelia.


Session 1: Introduction to Technology

Session 2: Learning Logic

Session 3: Working with & programming Sphero

Session 4: Meeting Cosmo

Session  5: Programming Cosmo

Session 6: Real-World Applications

Session  7: High-Level & Low-Level Programming

Session 8: Final Project Brainstorming

Session 9: Final Project Brainstorming

Session 10: Final Project Refinement

Session 11: Final Project Presentations

Agenda may be subject to change