Community

Helping Students in Africa
In 2009, a student and a mentor from our team visited a school in Namibia, Africa and made a generous donation of school supplies. We also raised money to purchase textbooks. There are over 500 students (K-4 through 10) attending this school in the rural and impoverished area of Namibia. There are not enough books for all the students, 5 very old computers for the entire school and they lack the basic necessities that we sometimes take for granted. The school has officially named us as a partner in their goal to improve the education in Namibia. School supplies Namibia
Any Soldier- Care Packages
Starting in 2008, our team sought to ‘Adopt a Soldier’ from Wisconsin. Over the past 2 years, we have sent 7 care packages to soldiers who are from Wisconsin in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with the care packages of much needed personal care items, snacks and games, books, music; our members also wrote personal letters and holiday cards to the troops. AnySoldier.com
Franklin City-Wide Cleanup
For the past 3 years, our team participated in Franklin’s city-wide cleanup. We helped pick up trash and debris along a quarter mile stretch of road in front of our high school. Not only is this helping our community by helping to keep it clean, it also showed us how quickly every little wrapper and piece of trash can add up. Keep Franklin Clean- Don’t Litter!! Cleanup Walk
Red Cross Training
In May 2010, a group of our team members acted as accident victims as a training exercise for Red Cross First Alert trainees. They acted out scenarios in which they had various injuries ranging from dislocated joints to broken bones. The trainees had a chance to show how they would act in a real world situation. Video 1   Video 2 Red Cross
Recycling Drive
The Saber Spirit Club hosted a recycling drive, with the organization Action Recyclers, at Franklin High School in May of 2010. They asked us to help break down electronics, in order to get the most amount of money, and we quickly accepted. Several team members and mentors spent the day cutting wire and disassembling electronics and other metallic objects. Action-Recyclers
2007-2008 Community Involvement
Citywide Cleanup, Gifted and Talented Presentation, Science Night Demonstration, Summerfest Demonstration
2008-2009 Community Involvement
Citywide Cleanup, Community Walk/Parades, 2 Lego League Teams, Donation to Soldiers, Brought 6th Graders to Competition, Gifted and Talented Presentation, Summerfest Demonstration
2009-2010 Community Involvement
Citywide Cleanup, Recycling Drive, 3 Lego League Teams, Donation to Soldiers, Brought 6th Graders, Red Cross First Aid Training Volunteers, Summerfest Demonstrations
2010-2011 Community Involvement
Robinwood Elementary High Interest Day, GE Take Your Child to Work Day, Red Cross First Aid Training Volunteers, Recycling Drive, Parades, Krones Company Picnic, Robofest Participant
2011-2012 Community Involvement
Robinwood Elementary High Interest Day, GE Take Your Child to Work Day, Red Cross First Aid Training Volunteers, Franklin Educational Foundation Walk, Recycling Drive, Krones Holiday Open House, Rockwell Automation Fair, Summerfest Demonstrations/Parades
2012-2013 Community Involvement
Robinwood Elementary High Interest Day, GE Take Your Child to Work Day, Red Cross First Aid Training Volunteers, Recycling Drive, Summerfest Demonstrations/Parades, Bike Expo
2013-2014 Community Involvement
Robinwood Elementary High Interest Day, Recycling Drive, Rockwell Automation Fair, Krones Fair, Created FLL and FTC Teams, Washington D.C. Trip for STEM, and GE Take Your Child to Work Day