Kenilworth Middle students engage in robotics program thanks to 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge

Kenilworth Middle students engage in robotics program thanks to 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There were a few robots roaming around Kenilworth Middle Friday.

It's part of a summer of tinkering and brainstorming for some students that helps to reinforce what they learned during the school year. For the fifth year now, the students took part in a month-long program focused on robotics. The 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge is behind the program and says it was born from a concern among teachers that their students would lose a lot of what they learned during the school year.

"So they said if you guys could put together a program that would kind of enrich, help reinforce what we've done over the year, over the nine month period, it would be great for the kids when they come back to the school," said Fred Sibley, president of 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge.

The organization says programming for robotics actually requires students to use their skills in reading, math, and language.

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