Fitch High School robotics team combines learning with giving back

23 Dec 2019

Community Interest

 Dozens of members from the Fitch Senior High School robotics team gathered in the school’s foyer Saturday afternoon to package more than 27,000 meals to be sent to an international community in need — an effort the group says further connected them as a robotics “family” while also giving back to the wider community.

“We are not just a robotics team. Being involved in the community, helping out the next person is the foundation of our mission,” said robotics team head coach Kevin Harrilal, as more than 50 volunteers stood at tables working on thousands of food packages in collaboration with the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger. “Building robots means nothing if you’re in a community and others are suffering. This is teaching our students the fundamental actions of being involved in your community and helping out others.”

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