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“Please support these kids” (Capitol City Robotics World Championship Fund)


via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing on behalf of Capitol City Robotics (CCR), a 501(c) non-profit that provides underrepresented students access and education to STEM principles through robotics engineering and computer science. Its vision is to create a future where science and robotics careers are a place for everyone, regardless of gender, race, or economic background.

In March, eight (yes, 8!!) CCR teams qualified for the world championship this year, including five all-female teams. The CCR teams represent one high school team, three middle school, and four elementary school teams from DC public and charter schools in wards 4 and 5. This is an amazing accomplishment for a grassroots organization that formed less than five years ago. The teams will compete with the best teams from around the world in timed, skills-based robotics events using their custom-built robots. The world championship attracts more than 30,000 attendees with 1,400 students competing from all 50 states and more than 70 nations. The competition will take place in May in Dallas, TX and will be in-person for the first time since 2019.

Capitol City Robotics is launching its General Fund Initiative to help the students meet their targets to be able to attend the tournament. In addition to the 37 team members, we have over 40 coaches, mentors, parents, and family members accompanying them. Please consider donating to our fund and sharing this link. The $10K goal represents only about 20% of what we need to raise to pull this off!

https://gofund.me/3828925c

While I’m at it, I also want to give a shout-out to three local businesses who have shown us some love: Atxondo, Moreland’s, and Little Coco’s. Thank you!

The kids are very excited about their upcoming adventure and we’d be grateful for community support as they embark on the next phase of their competition. This is a success story and an incredible achievement for our students, our schools, and the city.

Go CCR!

For more information about CCR, visit https://www.capitolcityroboticsdc.org/.”

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