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Youth Robotics and STEM Education Foundation 501(c)(3)




The Youth Robotics and STEM Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.  Our mission is to support the participation of High School students in national, state and regional programs designed to inspire young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills.


Who We Are

The Youth Robotics and STEM Education Foundation is an all-volunteer organization, comprised primarily of parents of members of the PWNAGE FIRST Robotics Competition Team - Team 2451.  The Foundation is dependent on the ongoing support of the community and welcomes new members to join us and support the robotics team.


What We Do

The Youth Robotics and STEM Education Foundation raises funds to support the PWNAGE robotics program, and works with the team mentors to provide other organizational and logistics support to the team, especially during the critical six-week build season.  In addition, we serve as advocates for the robotics program and other STEM programs to encourage additional funding and support from the community.



2021-2022 Youth Robotics and STEM Education Foundation
Board of Directors

Foundation Board President

Michelle Ainsworth


Foundation Board Vice President

Julie Garnache


Foundation Board Secretary

Bonnie Hale

Foundation Board Treasurer

Sean Keighron

Foundation Board Member-at-Large

Steve Coolidge

Foundation Board Mentor Members

Ron Faulkner
Jeff Good

Foundation Board Team Coordinators

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