California-based gaming company to host tournament in Gilbert
Apr28

California-based gaming company to host tournament in Gilbert

Super League Gaming, a company based out of Santa Monica that brings gaming competitions to movie theaters, is launching a Minecraft tournament here in the Valley. The company has partnered with Harkins Theatres, and will be using the theater in the SanTan Village shopping center in Gilbert to host the event. This tournament is open for kids and teens, and local team Phoenix Blaze will be competing. This event is a great opportunity...

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Uber’s teen driving service arrives in Phoenix
Mar27

Uber’s teen driving service arrives in Phoenix

Self-driving cars are no longer the only service that Uber Technologies Inc. is testing out in the Phoenix area. The once 18-and-over San Francisco-based driving company is introducing their new teen driving service to the Valley.  Now people ages 13 to 17 can get a safe and reliable ride with Uber’s teen driving program. Before this service was created, Uber had the long-standing rule that anyone under the age of 18 had to be...

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How 13-year-old Backpacks 4 Kids AZ CEO helps disadvantaged children
Feb17

How 13-year-old Backpacks 4 Kids AZ CEO helps disadvantaged children

Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is a non-profit organization that provides local disadvantaged children with backpacks full of supplies. Displaced children receive backpacks with toiletries and toys, while low-income students receive backpacks with pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies. If that isn’t cool enough, get this: Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is run by 13-year-old Kaitlyn Martinez. Kaitlyn came up for the idea for her organization in 2015...

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National robotics competition comes to Tucson to shape the young minds of the future
Jan12

National robotics competition comes to Tucson to shape the young minds of the future

The annual For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics kickoff competition for the upcoming season was held at Palo Verde High School on Saturday, January 7th. This event gave contestants of all ages a chance to exchange ideas for their robots, strategize for the best chance to win, and make new friends along the way. Since 1992, the FIRST competition has grown into a nationwide spectacle, reaching as...

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