FIRST Teams, Mentors, Coaches, Volunteers, Sponsors, and the
have an unscheduled, urgent assignment that will help us spread the
word about FIRST
and our mission in a new and exciting way.
month, Time Warner Cable (TWC) will launch a new partnership with FIRST
the United States. We need to make sure the launch is successful,
specifically the launch of TWC’s new web site, http://connectamillionminds.com,
which celebrates youth participation in science and technology. I’m
asking you – through your incredible participation on the site - to let
the executives and employees of TWC know that partnering with FIRST
the best decision they ever made. That’s right, The Best. Ever.
more on what I’m asking you to do and why --
is the FIRST / Time Warner Cable Partnership?
a partnership that will put FIRST teams and events on TV and on
Web. TWC is investing $100 million (cash and in-kind) over 5 years in
STEM. (No, not all of it in FIRST).
is “Connect A Million Minds”?
the name and the goal of TWC’s program - to connect a million kids to
STEM. It’s also the name of the TWC web site – http://connectamillionminds.com
- where you can take the pledge to introduce young people to
programs – like FIRST – and inspire others to do the same.
is this web site launch important?
is going to promote this website like crazy. By giving FIRST a
presence on the site (we are the one and only group invited to
BEFORE the site launches!), your photos and pledges can be the first
As a beta user, you will have exclusive access to the site with the
following (case sensitive) username and password -- username: RobotZ,
Take the Pledge – commit to
introduce one…ten…a hundred youth! to FIRST and STEM
Upload – post an inspiring FIRST
photo and a few words about how you connected young people to STEM
Send us your feedback.
E-mail your comments and suggestions for the Connect a Million Minds
site to [hidden email].
Show TWC that
is the best partner they’ve ever had!
asking you to do
FIRST will have
to the beta site from 11/2 – 11/8, so you need to take the pledge
November 8th. The official site launches to the public a few days
forward to seeing
your content and hearing the reactions of TWC executives to the energy
commitment of the FIRST community. Thank you for all you do for