St. Mary's County 'Robobees' build bikes for kids

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - With the holiday season approaching, a group of teens that typically spends its weekend mornings playing video games or hanging out recently chose to give back to their community.

Inside a makeshift "Santa's Workshop," 25 St. Mary's County students spend their day putting together children's bicycles piece-by-piece. The 60 bikes they constructed will be donated to Toys For Tots.

The bikes will all go to families in need this Christmas.

"This actually helps kids who aren't able to actually buy bikes on their own to get one for Christmas," Great Mills High School senior Cory Tutor said.

Though the teens hail from different schools across southern Maryland, they're all members of a county robotics team called Robobees. The group regularly volunteers at events throughout the area.

They say they're more than willing to lend their mechanical skills to this cause so that other kids can pedal their way to a brighter Christmas.

"A whole part of our club is going out into the community and helping kids get more into STEM and helping the community," Chopticon High freshman Michele Perrotto said.