2012: Outreach‎ > ‎

Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club and Camp Oasis

McDevitt’s Robot SharyByte joined team 433, the Firebirds from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, with 2 more outreach visits with.


Early in month, SharkByte visited the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.  FIRST robotics and the Boys and Girls Club have announced a Strategic Alliance with the goal of forming 3,000 robot clubs by 2015.  This  event gave the club members a taste of what FIRST robotics is all about.   (See this link for more information.  http://www.usfirst.org/aboutus/nljun12/alliance-bgca)


Here is SharkByte showing off for the club members.



Here is Congressman Chaka Fattah with SharkByte and the Firebirds.   Congressman Fattah, who spoke at the FIRST Championships, has been instrumental in creating this alliance.  The McDevitt robotics team is looking forward to helping the Boys and Girls Clubs get started with FIRST.



Kids love driving and shooting basketballs with SharkByte



Later in the month, SharkByte traveled to Lake Nockamixon to visit campers at Camp Oasis.  Camp Oasis is run by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) where kids with this illness can have a fun place for learning, playing.  The McDevitt robotics team was very happy to help the Firebirds with this outreach.


Here are some kids from the camp driving robots on the basketball court.