Seattle teen creates robotics program for kids with special needs

Robotics students at King's are helping students with special needs at Roosevelt HS learn the tricks.

SEATTLE – Robotics teams are popular in high schools and some inspiring students are bringing that excitement to kids who might otherwise not get a chance to experience it.

Delaney Foster is a senior at King's High School. Foster and her classmates are putting their love of robotics to work in an inspiring way.

"My sister Kendall has special needs and goes to Roosevelt High School and she's always been interested in my robotics team and, you know, and what we do," said Foster.

She hoped her sister could also learn how to build and program robots but she doesn't have access to a robotics class.

That inspired Delaney to come up with her own program. With the help of teacher Michael Thompson, Delaney and the King's Knights Robotics team made a commitment to work with special needs students at Roosevelt and teach them to build robots of their own.

The most important part of their program is that it's flexible so students of all skill levels can participate and no one is left out.

The Roosevelt students will unveil their robots Wednesday and compete in a robotics competition. Foster says it's her dream that the program spread to other local schools and, one day, around the country.


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