All of our programs are geared toward inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders.

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9.

Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots.

FTC is designed for students who want to compete head to head, using a sports model.

“The varsity Sport for the Mind,” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

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What is FIRST?

For students aged 6-18, it’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have. For team Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers, it’s the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake. For Sponsors, it’s the most enlightened investment you could ever make. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2014-2015 FIRST season brought together more than 400,000 young people, and Volunteers filling over 180,000 roles, in more than 80 countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self-confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.
Our vision is "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."

Dean Kamen, Founder

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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If you are interested in learning more about FIRST, such as how to start a team at your school, sponsor a team or provide mentoring opportunities for your employees, please let us know.