We Build Mentors

At TORC we are geared to build MENTORS.

TORC Student Mentor Activities

Our presentations in our elementary and middle schools has produced an increased interest in robotics. TORC created the Oxford FIRST Family to provide mentoring and unite our district FIRST teams. We now host FIRST teams in six of our seven district schools.

Oxford FIRST Family FRC and JrFLL teams

Oxford FIRST Family FRC and JrFLL teams

Through providing, materials, funding, field elements, and student mentors, we have enabled our JrFLL teams to expand from two teams in 2012 to seventeen registered and eight unregistered teams in 2013. In addition, our FLL teams were enabled to expand from four teams to seven registered and one unregistered team in2013. Our FTC team expects to double after winning the state championship in 2012.

•TORC students mentor:   JrFLL       FLL     FTC       Click on the links for more details.


TORC students mentoring at St.Joesph’s School

In addition to mentoring our district FIRST teams, TORC provided the following:

•Partnered with St, Joseph Elementary School to promote Engineering and FIRST to 400 students.
•Partnered with St Joseph Elementary School to create an after school Engineering & Lego skills program for 4 weeks
To view the Engineer Lego Skills Program Description click here


•Partnered with Oxford Elementary to promote FIRST to over 300 students in a full day seminar spurring the addition of many JrFLL & FLL teams in 4 of our 5 elementary schools.

•Volunteered at the 2013 Daniel Axford/Oxford Elementary JrFLL Expo as judges and staff, where sixteen of Oxford’s JrFLL teams competed.

•Provided judges and staff for the Clearlake Elementary JrFLL Expo

•Provided a day long, “How Things Work” robotics presentation at Clearlake Elementary for the entire study body.


TORC Alumni as Mentors

  • Four TORC alumni return to the Team as mentors
  • Combined the four have 7 years as mentors with TORC
  • Lead Mentor – CAD Design – 1 yrs.
  • Lead Mentor – Field Coach – 2 yrs.

In 2013 the returning alumni lead the robot drive train discussion and selection


TORC Students – Mentors for today and the future