Help Our Team Build A Robot!

$2,006 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 31 months
Melanie Green
on behalf of Penny Peterson
We are a high school robotics team, FRC 5678 Knightrise , from STEM3 Academy  in Valley Glen, California. Our school is unique. It provides a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based curriculum to students with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other social and learning differences. Our team is equally unique, providing a ‘life-changing’ experience for students to excel in a school-based program, many for the first time in their lives.

Team Knightrise students are excited and eager to participate in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition and we need your help in raising funds!

In this competition, teams of up to 25+ students raise funds and build robots to perform prescribed tasks against competitors. In 2015, our rookie year, Team Knightrise participated in the Ventura Regional competition and won the Rookie All Star Award, advancing them to the Championship Event in St. Louis! In 2016, Team Knightrise again participated in the Ventura Regional Competition, overcoming catastrophic mechanical failuresto achieve a 34 ranking recognition by Underwriter Laboratories. In 2017, Team Knightrise looks forward to competing in the Ventura Regional, March 15 – 18, 2017.

Your support will help pay for additional parts such as wheels, gears, motors, sheet metal, as well as travel expenses to the event.  Your support will also invest in the future of students with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other social and learning differences, and provide them with a transformational experience. Plus STEM3 Academy is a 501(c) non-profit and as such, all donations are 100% tax deductible!

So, if you can, please consider a donation to Team Knightrise to help us achieve our goal of making it to the final rounds again. And please continue to share the page and get the word out! Remember, even the smallest donations get us closer to our goal!
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After briefly achieving a first place ranking at the 2017 Ventura Regionals, Team Knightrise finished the competition with a 26 ranking... the highest we've ever ranked!

A big THANK YOU to all our individual donors!!
We were #1, for a while!
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Dates & Time:
March 16, 17 and 18, 2017
8:30 am - 5 pm

Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 654-6400

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.
Taking her out for a test spin...
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One month to go before the Ventura Regional Competition and our Robotics Team is cooking with steam... punk! Yes, the theme of the competition this year is steampunk, and the team is excited to put on their goggles and top hats to go compete! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the many generous donors who have gotten us to $1256.00! If you haven't yet, please consider a small donation to help us achieve robotic greatness!
Robot, becoming...
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Thank you to all the fabulous donors for helping us reach our initial goal of $1000! Now let's keep it going to achieve our next milestone of $2000!!
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Raised by 40 people in 31 months
Created January 26, 2017
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Jane Wilson
29 months ago
Natalie Scotton
30 months ago (Offline Donation)
Frank & Shirley Pitts
30 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you for supporting the team!

Philip Breuder
30 months ago
Andrew Breuder
30 months ago

Best of luck, Kelson

David Cohen
30 months ago
Drew Breuder
30 months ago

Build me a robot

Brad & Kristin Gake
30 months ago
Jeremy Haas
30 months ago
Jessica & Tom Kuipers
30 months ago

Best of luck to Kelson and the whole team!

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