FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, has a mission to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators. It accomplishes this mission by engaging students in exciting mentor-based programs that build STEM skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
For more than ten years, Athena’s Warriors has served as an outlet for students from around the Greater Hartford area – working towards a common goal: to explore STEM careers, while taking part in robotics competitions, teamwork, networking, community events, gaining leadership skills and business acumen. In 2018, we won the CT State Championship with a robot that we built and programmed entirely ourselves, with our amazing mentors providing guidance. In 2019, we won the Hartford District Event Entrepreneurship Award for our team organization and business practices.
Our team is comprised of aspiring high-school electrical and mechanical engineers, programmers, project managers, business and marketing leaders, and more. Being part of the team provides the students exposure to meaningful real-life experience, life-long friendships and opportunities to give back to the community.
The team is entirely self-run and funded by sponsor donations and in-kind donations. We are kicking off our 2020 season and asking for your support. Our participation in various competitions across the country is dependent on the amount of funding we receive every year. The team must pay registration fees, order custom-made parts, marketing materials, pay for travel and other expenses.
Any amount you can donate will go a long way and would benefit the team in many ways. "A portion of the sales price of this product or service will be used to promote 4-H educational programs. No endorsement of the product or service by 4-H is implied or intended."
SPREAD THE WORD! We are always recruiting new team members and mentors! For questions and comments, feel free to contact us at [email redacted]. Thank you for your support!!!
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