Strategy

Sawyer Thomas, Anna Verhaeghe, Fahad Ibrahim, Martin Haas, Wayne Hanson, Dr. Scott Monfort    THE ACTIV8R CHAIR : The ROC Staff partnered with Mechanical engineering students from Montana State University to develop this chair as a part of their capstone project. It is a dynamic wheelchair that allows disabled persons to stretch, change position, and transfer from a sitting to a standing position.

Sawyer Thomas, Anna Verhaeghe, Fahad Ibrahim, Martin Haas, Wayne Hanson, Dr. Scott Monfort

THE ACTIV8R CHAIR: The ROC Staff partnered with Mechanical engineering students from Montana State University to develop this chair as a part of their capstone project. It is a dynamic wheelchair that allows disabled persons to stretch, change position, and transfer from a sitting to a standing position.

We understand that there is Power in Partnering. Mathematically, it is impossible to put 1 and 1 together to make 3. When you experience the synergistic power of combining great minds, you can often experience exponential results. We explore together with local, creative problem-solvers who are volunteers from our local community, including interns from Montana State University as well as kids of all ages.

We select viable projects that have the potential to be put into production. These projects can be big or small. Sometimes we develop world class products targeted at the global market, and other times some of our YEWTH ROC Kids create unique items, like wheelchairs pennants, which are as unique and different from each other as we humans are.

We understand that finding the simplest answer can be the most difficult task. There are almost always ways to solve a technical problem with a highly complicated, and expensive solution. We strive for the most economical but effective option.

We understand that short term efforts often result in short term results. A product must by highly functional, cost effective, durable, and appropriate for people with disabilities. This takes time and considerable effort by a strong team of people who go through the steps to bring a product to market.

We understand that periodic failure is important for long term success. Perseverance, humility, and open mindedness are key to discovering the best solution to a complicated problem. Overcoming failure can be the best way to build character, whether we like it or not.

Social entrepreneurism is a key element of the product development cycle. As a non-profit organization, we rely on financial support from partners who believe in us and our cause. We understand the production team often needs to take responsibility to join us in the complete process, including fundraising.