The RoboLancers are a student-operated, adult-mentored robotics program based out of Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program was founded in 1999 as FIRST Robotics Team #321 and included five students from the school. Since then, the program has evolved into a multi-faceted organization of more than 100 students and 9 adult mentors that – with a $30,000 per year budget – competes in two to three competitions, hosts various STEM training and outreach programs around the city, and has become a shining example of what students in a struggling urban setting can do if given the opportunity. The RoboLancers received three Engineering Inspiration awards last year for their work inspiring students to enter STEM fields. They also traveled to the FIRST World Championships for the first time in 2013.