One of the things we enjoy doing most as a FIRST Tech Challenge team is outreach. This is where we volunteer in our community to uplift and advance STEM programs, especially for youth. One of the most rewarding things we do is give back to the FIRST programs for younger kids that many of us came up through. We currently mentor 5 LEGO League Explore teams, volunteer weekly at a STEM Camp, and share with or assist many other FIRST Tech Challenge Teams. One of our favorite outreach opportunities is to work at our local Farmers Market. We use the market to raise money for our season, but we also bring our robot and talk about the FIRST programs and assist in starting new teams in our area.
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Below are a couple of videos of different outreach projects. The first video is a self-inspection tutorial that was in use in the Utah region for the Ultimate Goal and Freight Frenzy seasons. The second video contains highlights from our first year working at our local Farmer’s Market.
FTC Utah Official Video Tutorial for Remote Inspections – March 6, 2021
Hurricane Farmer’s Market – March 7, 2020