Best of Texas Robotics

A nonprofit organization

$12,377 raised by 27 donors

100% complete

$8,000 Goal


WHAT IS BEST OF TEXAS ROBOTICS?

BEST of Texas Robotics, a dynamic middle and high school robotics program with a profound mission: to prepare our youth for a future of STEAM excellence and workforce readiness.  We are focused on reskilling our youth for the challenges of tomorrow.   Did you know that growing the healthcare workforce is critical to strengthening our economy and improving our quality of life.  Our game this year is right on par with the nationwide initiative of growing our healthcare pipeline.

At the heart of our program lies a unique vision: taking everyday materials and transforming them into something extraordinary. Picture plywood, PVC pipes, screws, and other hardware converging with unexpected elements like an irrigation valve cover, piano wire, an expanded aluminum sheet, a bicycle inner tube, a BRAIN programmable platform, and a micro-energy chain system. In just eight weeks, we nurture these components into a fully functional machine capable of completing specific tasks within three minutes.

This is the essence of BEST of Texas Robotics – an innovative initiative that empowers students to not only build machines but to build their future. Our program extends far beyond technical skills. It fosters collaboration, communication, attention to detail, critical thinking, and the ability to follow directions – skills that are not just essential, but imperative in today's evolving workforce landscape.

What makes our program even more remarkable is that it operates at no cost to schools – whether public, private, charter, or homeschool. We firmly believe that every student, regardless of their background, should have access to high-quality STEAM education. This is where your support comes in.

We invite you to be a part of our journey. By contributing to BEST of Texas Robotics, you're investing in a brighter future for our youth, one filled with endless possibilities. Your donation will directly impact the materials we provide, the experiences we create, and the pathways we open for students.

But that's not all. Our commitment to inclusivity drives us to push boundaries further. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Unified UIL Robotics teams, where students with and without Intellectual Disabilities collaborate, learn, and compete side by side. Through this initiative, we aim to break down barriers and create an environment where everyone can thrive and contribute.

 Your donation isn't just a contribution; it's a testament to your belief in education, innovation, and the power of unity. Join us in shaping young minds, fostering meaningful relationships, and helping all students communicate effectively across diverse backgrounds.

   

  

Mission

BEST of Texas Robotics (BTR) strives to positively impact education systems across Texas and the United States, by engaging, exciting, and inspiring students to pursue post-secondary academics and/or careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like science- and engineering-based robotics program which introduces and reinforces STEM mindsets and workforce readiness skills.

Needs

BEST of Texas Robotics is focused on the ever-changing technological world that our students encounter. By designing challenges with real world application, we recognize that we need to keep up with the technology being utilized in the workforce. We are currently working to refresh all our robotics kits with new technology to continue to challenge our students to design, build and program robots in new and innovative ways. We hope to expand our reach to more schools which creates the need for additional robotics kits. The easiest and most impactful way to support BEST of Texas Robotics is through generous donations. Your generous donations will help BEST of Texas Robotics continue to offer an innovative robotics experience at no cost to students, staff or districts.

Equity Statement

BEST Robotics of Texas is an innovative robotics program that prepares students for STEM related fields. We believe that all students should understand that STEM careers or college pathways are accessible to them. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are and our commitment to these values is unwavering. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view and strongly believe that diversity drives innovation. We are continually working to broaden the audience of educators and students participating in our programs and the mentors and volunteers with whom they work.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Best of Texas Robotics

other names

BTR

Tax id (EIN)

81-0841333

Guidestar

Causes

Employment & Workforce Development, Education - STEM, Education - Career Prep

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served

Hood, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

5200 S. Colony Blvd PO Box 560866
The Colony, TX 75056

Phone

469-333-1181

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