(Via Disney Parks Blog)
Star Wars fans can continue to use their fandom for a good cause with this year’s Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative. Disney and Lucasfilm are teaming up with the global K-12 nonprofit robotics organization, FIRST, to inspire the next generation of heroes and innovators. Through Star Wars: Force for Change, we will be providing financial, in-kind and mentorship resources to help expand access to FIRST programs for more students around the world!
The team and I at Walt Disney Imagineering have been long-time supporters of FIRST, providing mentorship, engineering support and creative insights for years. We actually hosted the annual FIRST championship at EPCOT from 1995 through 2002.
Now, over 20 years later, we are joining forces with FIRST once again to bring hands-on learning opportunities and mentorship to even more young minds. Check out this video to hear from Mark Hamill on this collaboration and its impact on S.T.E.M.:
Here’s how you can get involved: Simply retweet this video from the official Star Wars Twitter account with the hashtag #StarWarsFFCSweepstakes and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a vacation to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort! This vacation will include a guided tour by a Disney Imagineer through the land, so you can see Batuu from an insider’s point of view!
The best part? You’ll be helping spread awareness of FIRST and playing a role in empowering young people to shape the future.
To learn more about Star Wars: Force for Change and FIRST, visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter Sweepstakes between 4/13/19 at 8:00 AM PDT and 4/22/19 at 11:59 PM PDT. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 13+ at time of entry. Limit 1 entry per person. Visit https://starwars.com/FFCsweeps for Official Rules including details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, odds of winning, prize descriptions and limitations. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. Sponsor: Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, 1110 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129.