As some readers may know, I have been deeply invested in high school robotics since I was a student on Team 5590, the Alumiboti. After mentoring for a few years, I moved to New York City where I became involved with Team 354, the G-House Pirates, who I've been working with and mentoring since 2018. I am so passionate about robotics because it creates so many opportunities for students to succeed in life through a fun, engaging, and competitive avenue. No other sport in the world gives their participants the chance to build their problem-solving skills, interact with the professional community on such a grand scale, or can guarantee success in their future like robotics can.
You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
- FIRST Founder, Dean Kamen
While robotics is an incredible avenue for students to learn, it is not cheap by any means. Between materials, tools, travel, and food, costs to run a team can grow very quickly. While we have some incredible sponsors, the team also relies partially on individual contributions and donations. If you are able and willing to, please consider donating to our team so that we can continue to spread and promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education throughout Downtown Brooklyn and the entire New York City region.Donate to the G-House Pirates
Anything you can donate helps, so please consider giving, even if it's something small. If you are interested in learning more, follow our social media accounts which can be found on our website at https://www.ghouse354.com, and make sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter from the homepage of our site!