Sphero BOLT Power Up Program

Introducing Sphero’s new pilot loan initiative: the BOLT Power Up Program as part of our CSForAll Commitment! Our initiative allows Title I schools, non-profits, and other youth organizations to borrow a Sphero BOLT Power Pack for up to six weeks, reaching 1,000-1,500 students throughout 2024. We're on a mission to make innovative learning accessible to all, providing Sphero robots plus lessons and activities to unlock the potential of every young mind.

Applications for the BOLT Power Up Program are now closed. Explore other funding opportunities on our Grants and Funding page.

Eligibility Criteria

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Based in the United States.
Represent a school or organization working with students in grades 3-10.
Mainly engaged with underserved communities, including Title I schools and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
Provide a clear plan for utilizing the Sphero BOLT robots to benefit at least 50 kids.*
Teacher and students using block coding with Sphero BOLTs

Program Commitments

  • Provide feedback based on your experience with Sphero BOLT.
  • Possess the necessary computing devices (e.g., iPads, Chromebooks, or Mac/Windows laptops) for programming in the Sphero Edu app.
  • Have the capability to install the Sphero Edu app on your devices.
  • Agree to program terms and conditions, outlined via email if selected, which includes returning the BOLT Power Pack at the conclusion of the loan period, using a prepaid shipping label provided by Sphero.
*Classroom Teachers, if you work with fewer than 50 students, get inspiration from our Implementation Models below.
Student with BOLT Power Pack

Implementation Models

Applicants have flexibility in how they can implement the program, including but not limited to:

  • A team of 5th-grade teachers who share the Power Pack among three classrooms.
  • A library media teacher using the Power Pack for coding instruction during library media time.
  • An out-of-school organization incorporating the BOLT Power Pack in a summer coding camp.
Student with Sphero BOLT and laptop

Important Dates

  • 12/5/23 - 1/14/24: Loan application open
  • 01/31/24: Recipients notified
  • Kits ship out based on selected loan period* (options below):
    • Loan period 1 (Feb/Mar 2024)
    • Loan period 2 (April/May 2024)
    • Loan period 3 (Summer 2024)
    • Loan period 4 (Sep/Oct 2024)
    • Loan period 5 (Nov/Dec 2024)

    *If selected, we will email you your anticipated delivery date and tracking information.

Learn More About Sphero BOLT

For inspiration on how Sphero BOLT can be used in the classroom, visit our Sphero BOLT Resources page.