Announces search for Students, Mentors and Corporate Sponsors for 2012-2013 school year. Best Buy Aventura and One FireFly LLC Commits Resources and Staff Support
Online PR News – 25-October-2012 – Miami, FL – The On It Foundation announces "Best Buy" Aventura, FL and One FireFly LLC, Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, FL has pledged staff and resource support in efforts to build excitement and peek students’ interest in technology. The foundation is seeking students who would like to participate in robotics design, adults to serve as mentors and local businesses who are interested in supporting this cause.
"The World Economic Forum ranked the United States 48th out of 133 developed and developing nations in the quality of its math and science education. We want to change this statistic. Our goal is to help kids find excitement in math and science and show them career paths that are possible with this knowledge." - Calvetta Phair, The On It Foundation, President and Founder.
What’s in it for our Children?
There are over $14 million dollars in scholarship opportunities for kids who compete in FIRST Competitions. This Robotics team is the start of an annual program for High School participants. In the future, The On It Foundation hopes to also sponsor teams at other age competition levels in the FIRST program. For more information on FIRST visit: www.USFirst.org
How do I get Involved?
Anyone interested in being part of the Robotics team as a mentor to inspire, or student participant is invited to email The On It Foundation at Info@TheOnItFoundation.org or go to the website: TheOnItFoundation.org. Orientation for "Team On It!" is Thursday, November 1, 2012. Enrollment is open to high school students and participation is FREE. To reserve your space, please contact The On It Foundation for further information.
Monetary donations are being accepted to help support the team and buy supplies necessary to compete. Corporate, individual and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made to: The On It Foundation and sent to the address on the website, or may be made through PayPal online at: www.TheOnItFoundation.org.
Calvetta Phair is available for more information regarding the South Florida Robotics program and may be reached at 305.244.6454 or Toll Free +1 855.545.ONIT (6648) for more information.
The On It Foundation (Opportunities Necessary to Increase Technology) is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit whose Mission provides free technology resources, computer training and internet access to underprivileged children of low-income families in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school and reside in the United States. The On It Foundation was founded in November 1999 and is nationally focused, headquartered in Miami, Florida. For more information about The On It Foundation, visit www.TheOnItFoundation.org.