When Cody Richardson was a young boy, Legos were among his favorite toys.
Now a senior at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton who will soon graduate and leave for the Navy, he hopes to leave a lasting legacy for others at the Catholic Youth Organization’s drop in program, where he serves as a staff member.
“I wanted to find a way to inspire the kids at the CYO to use their creative and problem solving skills,” he said.
His plan is to create and stock a Lego only playroom where young people can work on Lego projects. The room will allow the students to work on larger, more complex projects which Richardson hopes will, in turn, develop stronger math, engineering and science skills for the participating students.
To stock the Lego room, he has begun a “Lego drive” to collect donations from fellow students, staff, and community members.
Whether you have a few Legos or large quantities, Richardson welcomes all donations and hopes to collect enough of them to fully stock the room so that they can host Lego building competitions between teams of students.
Boxes have been set up at G. Ray Bodley High School and the CYO center on West First Street where those wishing to donate Legos can drop them off.
He is collecting the donations until May 17 at GRB, but those wishing to donate after that date can still drop off their Legos directly at the CYO.