RoboSquad's Road to Championship

$7,375 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 13 months
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Darleane Torres
We need your help to participate in the FIRST Robotics Championships in St.Louis, Missouri, April 26th- May 1st!

UASGC RoboSquad was started in 2015 by The Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce (UASGC).
UASGC is a title one Career and Technical Education (CTE) school located in East Harlem that serves 100% minorities. Students are given a head start in the work field by exposing them to careers in business and engineering. We are currently in our 3rd year of being a school and have approximately 220 students, many of them to be first generation graduates of high school and the first to go to college within their family.

Having a Robotics team helps connect STEAM related fields we learn in school to a real world events and activities. We learn electrical, mechanical and software engineering, as well how to collaborate with others and grow our creativity.

RoboSquad worked extremely hard for this year's NYC FIRST Robotics Competition and surpassed many challenges, such as losing our lead mentor and finding the tools and equipment to build a robot with a limited budget. Despite the challenges our team had its first year, made it all the way to the semi-finals and was awarded with the The Rookie All Star Award, which automatically enters us into the Championship event!

The Rookie All Star Award celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about Science and Technology.
We work with our local community and try to educate the younger students in middle school and elementary school about robotics and STEAM connections because we understand how important it is for our future success and growth.

Fundraising is not the easiest thing to do because we are such a small school located in Harlem and many local business do not have the funds to support us, which is why we are reaching out YOU!
The funds raised on here will help us pay for our registration fee, travel expenses, hotels, food, robot materials, team tee-shirts and other activities involved to compete in the Championship. A total estimated cost of $15,000.
The students on the team have worked extremely hard for this opportunity and the only thing standing in our way is the funds. Any donation made means a lot to us because it will bring us one step closer to participating in the championship.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact us for further information.

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Update 8
Posted by Darleane Torres
4 months ago
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On Cyber Monday, please consider going online and supporting our FIRST Robotics team! Thank you so much for supporting us in the past. Please share!

https://www.gofundme.com/one-competition-at-a-time
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Update 7
Posted by Darleane Torres
5 months ago
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Hey,

The season ending wasn't the end of us in fact we took that time to build on our team and do community outreach. We got the chance to speak at the FIRST Robotics gala. It was not only a great networking opportunity but those who attended got to hear our experiences even though we were a rookie team. Due to your support and generous donations we were able to overcome the obstacles placed in path. Attached is also a photo of our team when we took part in TEENSGIVING 2016. Teensgiving is a day of service where we work to repair the world. Seeing how just a few hours of our time can have a monumental impact on someone elses life motivated us to do a lot more service. We have a few more community service events coming up. If you know of any do not hesitate to reach out to the team. We hope you continue to support us in this upcoming season.

Happy Holidays,
Darleane Torres
Administrative Team Leader
RoboSquad1@gmail.com
FIRST Robotics Gala
Teensgiving 2016
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Update 6
Posted by Darleane Torres
11 months ago
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We would like to thank you guys once again for your generous donations. While at champs the team ranked number 36 out of 75 in the Carver sub division which would not have been possible without you guys. Since we did exceed our goal we have funds left over. Those left over funds will go towards off season programs such as community outreach and working with elementary and middle school kids to help spread STEM and what FIRST is all about.
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Update 5
Posted by Darleane Torres
12 months ago
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We would like to thank all the donors and sponsors for getting us the the Championship
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$7,375 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 13 months
Created March 21, 2016
DT
Darleane Torres  
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Sherry Sontag
12 months ago
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JP
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Jason Punyon
12 months ago
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5 months ago
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12 months ago
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