TAKE A STAND NOW!!!! READ ON & TAKE SOME ACTION!!!
StarBot is at an important crossroad. Like the engineering process, it is time for us to reinvent ourselves and phase into the next generation. For the past 15 years, StarBot has been a place to learn how to build robots and compete with the best of the best. From fosters lifelong friendships with kids outside their normal circles to support for their interests that go beyond the ordinary, StarBot has been a place where students feel like they are at their second home. Among other things, StarBot hosts the 305 Consortium that affects all kids in South Florida. StarBot has been a big part of so many people's lives over the years. Thousands of people have been positively impacted by their association with StarBot. So many great memories!
Right now, StarBot is in a transition phase. We will keep up with all the super-stars who make StarBot a part of their high school life, and at the same time we will be working on the new expansion.
This is what we are planning to do:
1) Keep StarBot in the same physical location
2) Offer a 30 class curriculum to students
3) Turn our space into a DIY center for individuals and families to work on personal projects
4) Upgrade our machines (mills, lathes, etc.), add computers with 3D Design software, and increase the work space available for projects
5) Offer workshops by top professionals in their fields
If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to contact me (Nola).
StarBot needs the support of all the friends we have made over the past 15 years. In order to facilitate and focus on our transition, we need to pay fixed expenses (rent, power, etc.) Our goal is to raise $50,000 to keep StarBot afloat as we make the necessary changes to our programs and facility.
We need YOU to take a stand and drop some dollars and keep StarBot open this year. Think about how your life was/is impacted by all the things that happen at and through StarBot. Is it worth the price of a night out on the town, or more? If so, please click on the "Donate Now" button and make a difference right now!!
Chances are, if you leave here without making your donation, you might forget about it because your life is super busy and even though you have a great intention of being part of something awesome, you will forget and there goes StarBot :-(
So click on "Donate Now" and then pass this on to someone who thinks StarBot is the best thing ever!!!!
-Nola and the StarBot Family :-)
"I couldn't imagine a
life without StarBot" "“ Zach H.
"If it wasn't for StarBot, I would have still been the shy guy I was. I made a plethora of life-long friendships. Shoutout to RE Robotics and Mechanical Misfits <3" -Win H.
"Nola without your dedication and enthusiasm this program would not be the same. I hope it continues to educate our future generations for a looooooooong time!" - Claudia
"Thanks for dedicating your life to StarBot and technological education! I would not be where I am today without StarBot and the robotics program. :)" - Laurie
"StarBot gave me so many great memories during my high school years. I know firsthand how generous a community of people could be for an important cause...so I'll spread the word. I really hope you make your goal!" - Michelle
- Marta Bustamante and Family
- The Brown girls
- Stephen and Donna Hanrahan
- Kathy Lyden