In order to make this journey successful, the team needs support from the community on several different levels. One of the most effective ways to support the N.Y.A.N. Robotics Team is to sponsor us financially. By contributing monetary support, the team will be able to purchase necessary materials and tools to construct the robot; in return, we offer several benefits, including advertising space on the robot itself (see packet for more details about financial support). The team also needs mentors with training and experience, especially in the areas of mechanical design, in order to get through this journey smoothly. Thirdly, sustaining in-kind support through product donations and discounts allow us to stretch our financial resources even farther. Any support offered will help and enrich the N.Y.A.N. and better ensure that students have opportunities and exposure to the areas of science and technology and prepare them to meet the growing demand for technologically adept individuals in today’s world.