Hello CD World again. I kinda like really posting, I have so many questions and notes I want to learn about FIRST teams around the world! So I’m sorry if you see my name pop up a bunch.
I was wondering about how teams prioritize outreach and what they do. What is the main staple outreach your team loves to do, what are some future events you are planning, what did you do that you look to accomplish again?
This year, I would like my team to be more in service to the community we are funded and based out of, by helping a literacy group and soup kitchen that is near our space. I also would like to bring a robot to a hospital to give back to the children there (still in the works with pros and cons). I’m throwing in more ideas to see what can stick with the team and how to work to make ourselves and our presence better.
For teams who are heavily outreach-based, can you answer the following questions:
- How did your team start doing outreach events? Did you have a history of not attending any?
- What is your team’s “staple” event that is more important or frequent than other events. It can be an outreach event where you recruit from, a camp for children, sponsor event, etc.
- Who organizes the events in your team? Sponsors, mentors, students?
- What would you recommend to teams who are looking to start attending these events more?
Thank you for reading. I would most like to see how teams do this so others can look onto here for information and inspiration.