For 30 years the X-CATS (www.x-cats.org) have provided free hands-on experience in STEM fields through the FIRST Robotics Competition (www.FIRSTinpires.org). We serve students primarily from Joseph C. Wilson High School in the Rochester City School District and have a proven track record of helping students to stay in school, graduate, and continue on to post-high school education or careers.
As part of FIRST, students on the team compete with a robot that they design, build, and program under the guidance of a 100% volunteer mentors. You may have heard of the Finger Lakes Regional Competition which happens every March at RIT. Happily, the X-CATS were 2017 winners of the event.
Running a robotics team of this type is expensive. We are profoundly grateful to the corporations that provide us with significant financial support. However, in recent years our sponsorship had changed and we bear more responsibility for funding ourselves each year. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 through various activities.
We would be grateful for your support in our mission to encourage and inspire students to complete their educations and to strive to reach higher in their life goals.
We focus on: Education
Where we are: Monroe
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