How We’re Giving Back

Girl Powered

Girl Powered is a  joint partnership between the REC Foundation and VEX Robotics to redefine the face of STEM. Together we offer resources, materials, and guidance to create a more welcoming experience for all students in robotics.

  • Female participation across all VEX programs grew from 23% in 2016 to 37% in 2018
  • Participation for the current season, 2019-20, stands at 38% and counting
  • 491 Girl Powered team grants awarded 
  • Over 150 Girl Powered Workshops hosted around the world
  • Girl Powered Online Challenge available for VIQC and V5RC

NRSC VEX Robotics Competition

On March 2, 2019, we hosted the first-ever student robotics tournament in the Southeast region with robotics teams comprised of all Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in partnership with the NTID Regional STEM Center (NRSC at the North Carolina School for the Deaf).

Native American Participation

During the 2018-19 season, we delivered the VEX Robotics Competition and VEX IQ Challenge to dozens of Native American schools primarily in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma, reaching over 1,000 Native American students annually.

By embracing STEM curriculum, Inspiration All Star Nekoda Altaha advanced and enriched White Mountain Apache Reservation students’ futures by implementing REC Foundation and VEX Robotics programs into their community.

Watch the documentary to experience their inspirational journey.

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