Volunteers from a new Go Baby Go chapter at Central Connecticut University learned how to build cars for children with physical disabilities thanks to volunteers from the UCF chapter of Go Baby Go. A build workshop provided the new chapter members with essential training so they can host their own build events back home in Connecticut – further expanding the reach of the national Go Baby Go program.
Volunteers met up last week at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association conference that was hosted locally in Central Florida. During their time together, volunteers learned how to follow basic build plans and use materials like PVC pipe and pool noodles to adapt ride-on toy cars for children with mobility impairments. They then constructed four cars for children who were preselected for the cars. The cars were donated by Fisher Price.
“The event provided leaders at Central Connecticut University with a blueprint of how to host their own build events and spread this simple, yet very impactful work, says Jennifer Tucker, founder and director of the UCF Go Baby Go chapter. “It’s great to see how this concept has really taken off and how UCF is helping to spread the gift of mobility for children beyond our own geographical restrictions.”