The Nuts & Bolts of Kennedy Robotics
Designed & Engineered by Youth
Kennedy Robotics is an after school program at JFK High School in Sacramento, CA. Our mission is to inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM fields by providing hands on experience in the design, fabrication and assembly of a fully functioning robot as part of FIRST Robotics.
Each Kennedy team member is directly involved with the development of the robot using skills obtained in their respective areas. The team is organized such that students will lead the project under the guidance of faculty and community partners. The students develop the design concept and the mentors use the concept to expose students to skills needed to complete the project from material fabrication and electronic design to programming and design build out.
The team is taught skills on a regular basis based upon the design plan developed by the students themselves with minimal input from the mentors. Providing vital communication skills and work ethics, the team is committed to encouraging exposure, participation, and growth towards real-life rewards.