The Helping Hounds Program is a community service program that was founded by Saints Robotics in 2009. Through our program, we have helped our community with our outreach activities, including volunteering at Northwest Harvest and at the FIRST Lego League Tournaments. The Helping Hounds also demonstrate our robots at many elementary school assemblies and science fairs to inspire young children with our robotics program. We also led robot demonstrations at the first Robothon Tournament, as well as at Crossroads Mall.
Saints Robotics is a student led team, and so in the team’s policy manual the roles for the leaders of the team have been defined. This is in an effort avoid conflict and make clear what the responsibilities and requirements are if one wants to be or is in a specific leadership position. Below are the requirements for these members of leadership, taken directly from the policy manual.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by Inventor Dean Kamen and Professor Woodie Flowers. FIRST, a 501(c)(3) public charity, has its headquarters located in Manchester, NH. FIRST hosts the FIRSTRobotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, Junior FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions for kids from elementry to high school to participate in.