What does “Inspire Equip Expand” mean?
Team 865’s mission statement is “Inspire. Equip. and Expand.” By doing this we involve and enrich as many people as possible in FIRST and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math). We start by inspiring others. We achieve this by bringing attention to FIRST and STEAM through outreach. We engage as many people as we can with activities targeted to people of every age. Once we spark an interest, we equip them with the skills they need to succeed. We are constantly passing on knowledge, skills, and providing access to our resources for all interested. To expand, we work with sponsors to grow our outreach and ensure members of FIRST have a bright future post-secondary. This includes reaching across borders to expand our outreach, conferencing with sponsors regularly, and inspiring others to start the process again.