The vision of FIRST is more than just building robots. It is to spread the knowledge and ideas of STEM to developing youths. Last year, our Charging Champions Team delivered presentations about STEM and FIRST to multiple schools within the Orange County Area, worked with various schools, scout troops and other organizations. The presentations were followed by hands-on demonstration of the robot which was a resounding success, as kids of all ages showed tremendous curiosity, interest and motivation. We've started new conversations this year and intend to expand our outreach, hoping to support schools in Tustin and Santa Ana school districts this year.
We have been inspiring students since 2011. We have presented our experience to 350+ students, parents and teachers. Are goals are big and we have reached out to more schools. Our goal is to reach 500 kids across a diverse cross section in Orange County. This year, we reached out to Vivian Fowler Memorial College in Nigeria, and through our guidance and support, they’re charging up to compete in FTC next year forming the first team (All-Girls Team) from Nigeria.