This summer, we made the decision to evolve the Chapter program with the creation of littleBits Inventor Clubs. We wanted to highlight the reasons why we made this transition to maintain transparency as we welcome our amazing new Club Leaders to the community.
The Community Team
Why is littleBits evolving the Chapters program?
- To create a more sustainable, community-driven model. We want to give littleBits leaders (like you!) more leadership opportunities in the community. We love supporting you and we realized that the best way to do that is to build your capacity as a community leader. Over the next year, we will build in more opportunities for you develop as an inventor, educator, and organizer.
- To give even more families, classrooms, makerspaces, libraries, afterschool programs, and inventors everywhere opportunities to get involved in the community. We want to make the littleBits community accessible to anyone who wants to join. With the new Club structure we hope to create a more inclusive space where anyone with a kit, a friend, and Club Leader over 18 can start a Club.
- To support inventors at every stage of learning. With the new Club framework, we will be able to devote more time to developing new programs (like the littleBits Lead Educators and other ambassador programs), more content, and a better Invention page experience for our entire community (yes!!!).
How is it different than the Chapters program?
- Clubs will actually look very similar to the current Chapters program. As discussed above, our goals for the new program are to make the program more accessible and sustainable. This means:
- Reducing the number of Bits a Club needs to get started;
- Decreasing the number of events to hold per year;
- Creating and curating more learning resources and content to support Club activities through a special gated Clubs-only portal; and
- Increasing opportunities for Club Leaders to learn from and network with each other.
How will my status change if I am currently a Global or School Chapter Leader?
- All Chapters will automatically become Clubs unless you would like to opt out. As a Chapter leader, you will become a Certified Inventor Club Leader. All past Chapter leaders will automatically earn this title to convey that you are a leader among leaders in the littleBits community.