National Advocacy Conference


Since 2018, members of Team 888 have traveled to the Capitol Hill to spoke with Maryland's Senators and Representatives to advocate for the increase of STEM education funding.

About the Conference: To change culture to value STEM, we must get our policy makers in our nation’s capitol on board with knowing about and supporting FIRST and STEM in education. If we are not there telling them about our experiences, no one else is! This conference consists of training to prepare students and mentors for meetings with their Senators and Members of Congress in their offices on Capitol Hill.

Students will gain a tremendous amount of self-confidence as they learn, prepare, and lead meetings with Senators and Members of Congress. Students and Mentors alike are typically enlightened with how their government works and usually take a stronger interest in advocacy in the future.

Senator Van Hollen

After speaking with Maryland's Senator Van Hollen

Planning with Team 1111

Collaborating before we speak with Maryland's representatives


At the end of the day when we finished lobbying