Our founder, Frank Venegas, Jr., is a strong believer in educating and training our youth to prepare them to compete in this global economy. This is why he supports organizations such as SHPE and First Robotics. First Robotics is a non-profit organization whose mission is, as the founder states,
to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people are being science and technology heroes.
Two teams have already participated in the First Robotics program. One is a team of 5th graders from Holy Redeemer and the other, a team of high school students from Detroit Cristo Rey High School. SHPE, an organization created exclusively to develop educational enrichment and academic outreach initiatives, has been a great partner in helping these teams by mentoring and coaching the students. The Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation has also been a significant partner providing a First Robotics Build Center.