Are there local Robotics events near you?
I live in Maine. There is a Maine based non-profit that is pushing to teach Robotics to students. It's a great way to get people interested in robotics (specifically using LEGO Mindstorms and VEX systems).
They organize and run the FLL competitions (usually two for the State of Maine). They have other events, such as a Track Meet (a series of challenges for the NXT or RCX bots) and they also run robotics camps. There are several of these camps every summer. Each one is one week long, and they have beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
Are there local robotics groups where you live?