Dayton Area Soap Box Derby
Soap box derby differs from other sports because it provides a unique lifelong advantage by combining a STEM learning component (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with competition, sportsmanship and the discipline needed to achieve excellence. Derby is a learning sport.
The vision of the Dayton Area Soap Box Derby organization is focused on youth learning:
To re-establish soap box derby programs for Dayton area youth so they can apply hands-on application of STEM principles in a safe, fun and engaging environment.
The values of the Dayton Area Soap Box Derby organization mirror those of the International Soap Box Derby organization with a focus on local Dayton area youth. The following are core values:
- Youth education and leadership development
- Safety, honesty, integrity and perseverance
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Commitment to the Dayton area community