FIRST LEGO League Challenge

About our FIRST LEGO League Challenge Season

Over the course of roughly 12 weeks, teams of students in grades 4-8 engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO® robot and conducting a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem related to the annual theme. The 2022-2023 season features an energy themed game called SUPERPOWERED. Including ideas like consumable and renewable energy sources, energy conservation, and conservation-focused engineering, teams will re-imagine more efficient, effective, and sustainable innovations that will power communities and industries around the world.

PROGRAM GRANTS – The Coalition awards grants of up to $200 for teams to register for competition, purchase parts and tools, and travel to events. 14 FIRST LEGO®  League Challenge teams received Coalition program grants in the 2021–2022 school year.

EVENTS – FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams prepare all season to compete at FIRST Mid-Atlantic sponsored tournaments, where judges provide valuable feedback on their robot, code, and Innovation Project. The final test of their work comes at the Robot Game table, where they race against the clock for a personal best score and the chance to advance to a local championship. A Coalition run year-end competition event called RoboJawn caps off the season.

To learn more about the Spring 2022 season and tournament in Philadelphia, check out this season’s information page.


The following FIRST Lego League Challenge teams are part of our coalition:

9891 – Penn Alexander School

9897 – Independence Charter School

14601 – Friere Charter School

26888 – Jenks Academy for Arts & Sciences

29214 – Pastorious Francis P. School

32346 – Bache-Martin Elementary School

35390 – Penn Alexander School

35392 – George Sharswood Elementary School

41333 – Honickman / Project HOME

42790 – Fanny Jackson Coppin Elementary School

43301 – Thomas Holme Elementary School

43826 – Anne Frank Elementary School

49853 – James Dobson Elementary School

50106 – Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School

50108 – Francis Scott Key Elementary School

51803 – Charles W. Henry School

52015 – Watson Comly Elementary School

54380 – Middle Years Alternative (MYA)

54382 – Andrew J. Morrison School

54689 – Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School