High school and college STEM students build electric cars for kids with disabilities for free

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A group of high school and college students from Connecticut have come together to build something extraordinary: Fully-functioning electric carts for families who may not be able to afford adaptive wheelchairs.

STEM students from New Britain High School and technology education students from Central Connecticut State University built the carts from scratch together.

They are part of the local “Go Baby Go” chapter, an organization that helps kids with disabilities receive access to independent mobility. The organization was started at the University of Delaware and now has chapters across the U.S.

“What this is designed to do is maybe for an hour every day let the kid take control of their own mobility,” Connor Boman, a Central Connecticut State University student who volunteered during the build, told CBS News.

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STEM students from New Britain High School team up with technology education students from Central Connecticut State to build the electric cars.CBS NEWS

Go Baby Go volunteers learn how to build custom electrics carts that are shaped like cars. Local kids in need are then gifted the carts for free. Each build is usually funded entirely by donations.

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