Team Roboto was formed in 2000 and we have been able to work with some of the best and brightest kids in Madison County over ever since. We get to learn while playing and discovering. We are supported and financed only by donations. Local people & organizations generously support the efforts of these kids to pursue their goals and education. That requires a lot of support.
Team Roboto’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Team Roboto has and continues to enhance the educational opportunities of high school student team members in the Madison County area. Every adult mentor of the team takes pride in developing each and every student into a promising, well-rounded leader and conscientious steward of our community. 2016 will be our 17th season, Team Roboto boasts numerous trophies and awards, as well as state and nationwide respect through its achievements.
Participation is open to any innovative, creative, unconventional thinking high school student in Madison County. We vary in student participation numbers each year, but would like to have between 25-35 active students each year.
Team Roboto is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and ART (STEAM) education program that provides the local community with an opportunity to participate in as close to a “real-world” project training as any student can get. The team and individual team members have excelled and received recognition both locally and nationwide.
One of the most unique attributes of Team Roboto is the collaborative partnership between students, mentors and sponsors. Our student to mentor ratio is far lower than a student teacher ratio in the classroom. This affords the students an opportunity to work directly with an individual mentor to gain valuable hands-on experience. The mentors cultivate the work skills desired by our sponsors. Several of our students have had co-op experiences with our sponsors or returned the community after college to work for our sponsors and rejoin our team as mentors. Because of this collaborative cycle, our sponsors see the value of the program and choose to invest in this program.