The Spring season is finally here and our Mission Possible teams across the globe have been busy volunteering in their local communities. See below for a quick look into some of the community outreach programs our Santa Barbara, Wichita, Budapest and Boston offices have worked with!
Members of the Mission Possible team in Santa Barbara, CA recently got together with the Special Olympics Southern California–Santa Barbara Region to support the 9th Annual Track & Field School Games. Special Olympics Southern California School Games provides the only inter-school track & field competition opportunity to unite children and teens with and without intellectual disabilities, where they build a school community of acceptance and inclusion. Gathering at Santa Barbara City College for a full day, 33 LogMeIn employees volunteered to help with set up, engage with the kids, and facilitate the competition. 337 athletes of all ages participated in events like shot put, long jump, and the 100m dash. Each volunteer designated themselves to a specific event to help promote team building, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
All in all, the event was a huge success and brought some big smiles to everyone’s faces. Thanks to the Special Olympic athletes and all our volunteers for helping to make this a memorable event!
LogMeIn’s Wichita, KS office recently sponsored two teams from Bostic Elementary Traditional Magnet School, the Mighty Eagle Bots and RoBOSTICs Rage, in the 2017 Shocker Mindstorms Challenge.
The Shocker MINDSTORMS program at Wichita State University includes several events designed to encourage students to explore, experiment and experience STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching and learning in a hands-on constructionist environment. WSU’s College of Engineering, College of Education and local industry professionals come together to host this wonderful program. Elementary students of all ages (K-12 and adult) are given the opportunity to apply math, science, programming and engineering skills, as well as practice good sportsmanship and teamwork.
Our Budapest Mission Possible team recently donated a non-competitive “nano-grant” of $175 to a local researcher and educator to buy a robot used in early-childhood education. The researcher studies how robots can be used to help children with learning disabilities develop problem solving and social skills, as well as learn the powers of concentration. This is really a testament to how even a small amount can do great things!
In Boston, at LogMeIn’s HQ, our team hosted young high school entrepreneurs from BUILD, to pitch their homegrown products “Shark Tank style” to our employees. With products ranging from logo printed cookies, beaded bracelets and phone charger glow ends that protect cords from breaking, all of the products were a hit! We were also able to donate to the James Lawlor School of Lawrence, MA for a class trip to the Boston Children’s Museum. Because of the generosity of our employees, they were able to send 170 kindergarten students on the trip.
Stay tuned for more updates on the wonderful organizations and programs our Mission Possible team works with throughout the year!