250 Laptops!

Posted on: Sat, 03/14/2020 - 15:41 By: jbartucz

Thanks to you, in the past 18 months we have provided 250 laptops to students in need.

The green laptop in the picture below has the code "RAYTF-250" written on the bottom of it. That is a huge milestone because it means that 250 more students can do their homework.

Monsanto FIRST Lego

Posted on: Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:50 By: jbartucz


The Monsanto Fund supports FIRST Robotics teams in communities in which our employees live and work. This program inspires young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build necessary skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

First Lego League

Posted on: Sat, 12/01/2018 - 18:20 By: jbartucz

The First Lego League is having their annual tournament right here in Rochester next weekend (Dec 8/9). It is a real blast - more than a hundred kids pack Willow Creek Middle School and are bubbling over with excitement about showing off their robots! Mark Schleusner is looking for volunteers for all kinds of positions and most of them are non-technical. If you can't volunteer, come out and cheer on the main competition in the auditorium between 9:30 am and noon! You can see all the positions here:

Boys and Girls Club of Rochester

Posted on: Wed, 11/28/2018 - 10:44 By: jbartucz

The Boys and Girls Club of Rochester runs an "Hour of Code" on the second Wednesday of every month for ages 8-14. Students choose their activities and mentors simply help them when they get stuck. No coding experience is required as most activities are visual puzzles and the students usually just need help understanding the instructions.

2018 Summer Update

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2018 - 22:01 By: jbartucz

It has been a BUSY summer at the RAYTC.

First, I want to thank everyone who has donated laptops, equipment and their hard-earned money to our fundraiser. In just 6 months, we have provided 62 students at 4 high schools with refurbished laptops and home internet access.

Boys and Girls Club of Rochester

Posted on: Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:04 By: jbartucz

The Boys and Girls Club of Rochester is hosting their first "CoderDojo". The curriculum and instruction is all provided, but we need six volunteers each month to help the students with one-on-one attention. 

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We are just looking for adults who can model a desire to learn.

If you can spare 2 hours of your time on the second Wednesday of any month, please sign up here:


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