We are so thrilled that build season is just around the corner! And with a new competition season come new goals, new plans, and new ideas. Today, we took the time to get organized before the chaos of build begins. This afternoon, we had a meeting to discuss build season with our new members. We wanted to make sure that they all knew that they were welcome to come and help whenever they could. We also discussed shop rules to make sure that everyone has a safe and productive build season. In addition, we revealed to our members that for the second year in a row, we would be using our Spotify playlist reward system. For each hour a girl spends in the shop, she earns one song for the playlist. This system not only encourages girls to get involved, but it also helps to make sure that everyone who is in the shop can help decide what music we listen to while we are there. In the evening, we had a meeting with some of the team's new parents. There, we formally introduced them to the team and what we do. We also showed them how they can help us all throughout the year, whether by mentoring or helping with carpools or providing a meal while we are in the shop.
We want to make sure that all of you are able to be a part of our build season! Therefore, we have created a social media plan to get all of you involved with sneak peeks, detailed stories, fun facts, and inspiration. Check our Instagram ( @firebirds433 ) daily for pictures of our robot progress and our little adventures along the way! On Twitter ( @firebirds433 ), you can look forward to tweets based off of our daily hashtag system that is described below.
#mentormonday : we will give a shout out to an individual mentor each Monday to thank them for all they do for us
#treattuesday : we will let you know what kinds of snacks and foods we have during our build breaks to keep our brains fueled
#wisdomwednesday : we will tweet an inspirational quote that we feel applies to our progress that week
#throwbackthursday : we will travel back into our history and send a picture from a previous year
#firebirdfriday : we will tweet a fun quote from a featured team member
#shopsaturday : we will let you see how our shop looks from week to week with a panoramic picture of the work going on
#selfiesunday : because who doesn't love a selfie featuring our team members and mentors?
Starting on Sunday, our blog will be taken over by a special guest who will post all throughout the build season! This guest will be able to give you all the inside scoop about what is going on in the shop. We can't wait for you all to meet our new friend! Check in Sunday for more details....
We would love to chat with you all so if you have any questions or comments you can tweet at us, comment on Instagram, or comment below this blog post! Let us know how your build season is going along the way, too!
Ta ta for now!