Hello, and thank you for being here to support our GoFundMe campaign! We are the BCS RoboSharks Team 4299, a passionate group of high school students from BCS (Brooklyn Collaborative - www.bcs448.org), a Title 1 school within the NYC Department of Education with students from all over the city. Our journey in the world of robotics and technology has been nothing short of remarkable, thanks to the spirit of inclusivity and independence that defines us.
Our team is not just about building robots; it's about empowering our students to be their authentic selves. We firmly believe in the power of inclusion and independence in fostering creativity and innovation.
Why We Need Your Support:
First Robotics Competition: Our dream is to compete in the prestigious First Robotics Competition, an educational experience that pushes us to our limits. The entry fee for this competition is $6,000, and with your help, we aim to secure our place.
Building Our Robot: To meet the competition guidelines, we need approximately $4,000 or more for purchasing essential components and materials for constructing our robot. This is a crucial step towards our dream of success in the competition.
Inclusivity: The BCS RoboSharks Team 4299 is all about inclusion. We're committed to creating an environment where every student can be their authentic self and explore their passion for robotics, regardless of their background or identity.
Independence: Staying free from corporate sponsorships allows us to ensure that our projects are driven solely by the innovative spirit of our team members, unburdened by external interests.
Accessibility: We are dedicated to making robotics accessible to all students. Your support will allow us to provide opportunities to students from all walks of life, breaking down financial barriers.
Tools and Resources: The funds raised will help us purchase robotics kits, tools, and materials needed for constructing our robot and prototypes, ensuring we have the best resources for the competition.
Competition Expenses: Beyond the entry fee, funds will be used for travel, accommodation, and other competition-related expenses, which can quickly add up.
How You Can Help:
Make a Donation: Every contribution, regardless of its size, brings us one step closer to competing in the First Robotics Competition.
Share Our Campaign: Please help us spread the word about our campaign on your social networks, among your friends, and within your local community.
By supporting us, you're not just helping us achieve our robotics goals, but also promoting inclusivity and independence, where every student can be their true self. Together, we can inspire future innovators and engineers in an environment that values diversity and creativity.
Thank you for embarking on this exciting journey with us!