LEARN is a small nonprofit with a big dream - to empower as many kids with movement limitations as possible. We don’t have the human-power to make that happen on our own. (Besides, we are geeks; we don’t do social media all that well!) We can only fulfill our kids’ dreams with your help to build momentum. Share our story and make amazing things happen.
There are so many reasons to join the Geeks for Kids campaign. Here are just a few.
At Geeks for Kids, a variety of experts pitch in to modify electric, toy cars so that little kids with mobility challenges can play with others and explore their environment on their own.
The Driving Force
Over 500,000 American kids under the age of five have mobility problems, and few have access to devices that give them free movement. Children who cannot move about as other kids do suffer “an exploration gap.” When they cannot explore their world on their own, they suffer socially, intellectually and physically.
We build custom, electric cars and other assistive devices that empower kids with movement limitations to get racing. Every car is a gift – given at no cost to the kids and their families.
To date, we have built 143 cars. This year, we are striving to build 50+ more.
Of course, these cars bring fun and joy to our kids’ lives, but our cars do so much more. Research shows their interaction these cars advance the kids’ developmental, physical, social, language and cognitive skills.
Last Year’s Build
- 12 months
- 121 strategy, design, build and delivery sessions
- 150 volunteers
- 19 corporate sponsors plus dozens of individual donors
- Over 11,600 labor hours
- Over $140,000
- 45 kids got the #Power2Play in:
- 10 “Go Button” cars
- 8 “Drive-by-Wire” cars
- 19 Joystick- and remote control-driven cars
- 3 Control panel- and remote-control driven cars
- 1 head-controlled drive car
- 2 Clinic cars
- 2 Eye-gaze-controlled and next generation prototype cars
- And, endless joy and new opportunities for all the kids
How to Help
Spread the news! Share the following with anyone who might be interested. The more people and companies we reach, the greater our impact.
The following sample messages may make it easier for you to share Geeks for Kids news. Just copy the a sample message, click on the social media icons at the bottom of this page and paste; then, add your own thoughts. Below, you will also find Geeks for Kids brochures if you would like to attach them.
Thanks for helping our kids!
Ask Others to Sponsor
Geeks for Kids builds cool, electric cars and other assitive devices for kids with movement limitations. Sponsoring this program is a great way to serve our community. Get kids of all abilities moving and growing! Learn more about sponsoring Geeks for Kids today. Visit: https://geeks.learnscienceandmathclub.org/sponsor
Invite Friends to Get Involved
Geeks for Kids builds cool, electric cars and other assistive devices for kids with movement disabilities. And, you can help! The Geeks for Kids team needs volunteers with lots of different skills to make kids’ dreams come true. Learn more how you can make a difference. Visit: https://geeks.learnscienceandmathclub.org/build-a-car
Share the News with The Media
Geeks for Kids has been building customized, electric cars and other assistive devices for kids with movement limitations since 2016. Hundreds of professionals plus college and high school roboticists come together to design and build the cars and then gift them to kids who need them. Build events run from August through May, and the cars are delivered in June. Learn more at: https://geeks.learnscienceandmathclub.org
Suggest Someone Apply for A Car
Geeks for Kids is building custom, electric cars and other assistive devices for kids with movement limitations. If your child would benefit from a customized hot rod, apply today. There is no cost. Geeks for Kids gifts them to each child. Learn more about the program and how to apply by visiting: https://geeks.learnscienceandmathclub.org/apply-for-a-car