Community Outreach

Fall for STEAM Fair

Since its inception in 2019, the Fall for STEAM fair has become a signature event for Team 1676. Initially launched as a vibrant, in-person event, the fair featured 25-30 booths each hosted by team members. These booths provided fun, interactive activities designed to spark interest in various STEAM fields—ranging from chemistry and engineering to computer …

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LEGOs & a Movie

Initiated in 2011, “LEGOs & a Movie” is an innovative fundraiser designed to engage young minds and promote STEAM education. This event invites children from Kindergarten through 6th grade to build with LEGOs, interact with team members, and watch a STEAM-themed movie. The primary aim is to cultivate children’s creativity and construction skills while sparking …

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LEGOs & a Story

“LEGOs & a Story” is an outreach initiative started by Team 1676 in response to the need for engaging virtual activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed to merge engineering with creative storytelling, this event invites children to build LEGO models and narrate their own stories based on their creations. This program not only cultivates technical …

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Family Coding Day

Launched as a creative response to the limitations imposed by the pandemic, Family Coding Day has swiftly become a cherished annual tradition for Team 1676. Each session allows children and their families to explore basic programming concepts through fun and interactive activities, fostering not only education but also family bonding. Originally held virtually, the event …

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School Partnerships

Team 1676 values the strong partnerships we have cultivated with local schools, which play a crucial role in our community outreach and educational initiatives. These partnerships facilitate a range of activities that not only engage students and parents but also enhance the educational experience throughout our district. Key Activities and Events Our school partnerships include …

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Food Donation Network

Team 1676 is committed to addressing community needs through our robust Food Donation Network. This initiative encompasses annual food drives, ongoing food collection, and partnerships with local food pantries to ensure that our efforts have a significant and sustained impact. Comprehensive Food Collection and Distribution Our network includes strategically placed food collection bins at two …

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Team 1676 proudly hosts an annual Red Cross Blood Drive, reinforcing our commitment to community service and lifesaving initiatives. This important event, supported by the dedication of our team members and volunteers, successfully collects crucial blood donations that aid local hospitals and emergency services. Each year, the drive brings together students, faculty, and community members, …

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American Cancer Society: Relay for Life

Team 1676 supports the American Cancer Society by participating in the annual Relay for Life event. This involvement helps raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient care, reflecting our commitment to community health initiatives.

Boulder Stadium STEM Day

In May 2023, Team 1676 participated in Boulders Stadium STEM Day, an event that showcased the excitement of science and technology to a broader audience. Alongside FRC Teams 4122, 6911, 7318, and FTC Team 21428, we engaged with attendees through live demonstrations of our robot. In addition, there were opportunities for community event sign-ups, an …

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Hillsdale Memorial Day Parade

Since 2008, Team 1676 has participated in the Hillsdale Memorial Day Parade, honoring veterans and active service members. Our team’s presence, featuring a display of our previous year’s robot, underscores our respect and appreciation for those who have served.