Mission Excellence Receives Columbia Foundation Grant for Robotics Leadership Club

Mission Excellence has received a small mini-grant of $1000 to fund its robotics club. Mission Excellence has recently started a Robotics Club to to provide a safe haven for Howard County youth ages 11-18, and a place to apply their interests and skills in a STEM area with the objective of instilling critical thinking, teamwork, patience, analysis and planning into these young minds. The club is open for all youth of all backgrounds on Saturdays from 6pm to 9pm, allowing them to spend time in a beneficial way, as well as an opportunity to experience and practice STEM concepts in a practical environment. The Club started with a middle school group and launching a high school group soon during the summer of 2012.

The grant will be used to offer club sessions in Howard County, Maryland. Islamic Leadership Institute of America is offering a $600 financial aid grant match for eligible needy students. For more details about club groups visit

Counties or cities interested in starting a robotics club in their jurisdiction may contact the club at