Team XBOT Regional Championships

Goal: $ 3500

No of Donation: 10

 

 

Goal: $ 3500
Amount Raised: $ 1265
Remaining : $ 2235
No of Donation : 10
Category : Education
Url : http://www.xbotrobotics.org
Contact Number : 413-222-7888
Address : 1324 229th PL NE
State : Sammamish
City : WA
Country : US
Zipcode : 98074

Challenge

We recruit high school students from South Seattle, where the population is largely low income. Franklin High School, our main population, is 90% students of color and 70% free and reduced lunch. For many of the students, a four-year college is not necessarily the most beneficial route for them to take. Many families struggle to pay for community colleges, and some do not understand the nuances of financial aid. Many of our students are first generation American and English is not spoken at home

Solution

The mission of XBOT ROBOTICS is to provide educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to provide practical applications for stimulating technological endeavors.
Team XBOT is a FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team that teaches low income high school students to design, prototype, build, program, test and compete with a 120 pound robot in just 6 weeks. Our larger organization, XBOT ROBOTICS, takes the time to train students on basic skills required, but in 6 weeks, they work along side engineering and technology professionals in real-life scenarios with deadlines, then travel to Portland, OR, to compete.

Long-Term Impact

Team XBOT serves about 30 South Seattle high school students annually. Many of those students bring their siblings or cousins into the program later. The hands-on, side-by-side experience with professionals of varying educational backgrounds will aid the students in making educational decisions. Young adults who have a better idea of what they want (and do not want) to do will be more likely to take the right path coming out of high school.

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