All members of the RoBovines Robotics programs agree to fallow both the 4-H and FIRST codes of conduct. Failure to fallow these rules can result in a number of consequences from verbal warnings, to being removed from the program.

FIRST Code of Conduct

● Exhibit Gracious Professionalism® at all times. Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions.

● Ensure the safety of all participants in FIRST activities.

● Refrain from any form of bullying, harassment, use of profane or insulting language, or any actual or threatened violence.

● Adhere to all FIRST Youth Protection Program policies.

● Report any unsafe behavior to event or local FIRST leadership.

● Environments where team members can learn, have
fun, and feel safe.

● Age-appropriate oversight by caring adults modeling integrity and respect.

● Knowledge, experience, and skills with a positive and flexible approach.

● Encouragement to learn by doing, fostering cooperative learning.

● Environments where team members can develop supportive relationships, while observing appropriate boundaries.

● Diligent efforts to protect team members from harm.

● Appropriate boundaries with students by, for example:
– Being alert to the imbalance of power that exists in relationships between adults and students or young adults.
– Acting as role models for students.
– Setting appropriate limits with students and encouraging their growth, learning, and autonomy.

● Environments that are safe and inclusive for all
participants and adhere to our FIRST Core Values and
commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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