Home school robotics team receives $500 grant

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GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Community Foundation recently awarded Cornerstone Robotics a grant from the Hancock County Enrichment Fund, a foundation component fund.

Created by the foundation, the Enrichment Fund is a comprehensive, unrestricted fund that addresses a broad range of needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated. It helps support long-term solutions, respond quickly to emergencies, and meet changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs in the community.

The grant for $500 will help the homeschool robotics team add a high school team. In the 2017-18 school year, Hancock County had its first Cornerstone Robotics team, 323A Apex, which achieved success at the state championships and at VEX Worlds. They plan to continue Apex as a middle school VEX IQ team and to expand the program by adding a second team that will compete in the high school VEX Robotics Competition program.

Cornerstone Robotics is a home school robotics program with teams throughout central Indiana and across the state that compete in VEX Robotics. It is the mission of Cornerstone Robotics Academy, Inc. to promote science, technology, engineering and math education through the use of robotics.

Cornerstone Robotics accomplishes this through organizing robotics competitions, as well as mentoring, coaching and running competitive robotics teams for home school students.

HCCF provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic engagement. Working with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent endowment funds is critical to the organization’s mission. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted more than $14 million since its inception in 1992.