What is FIRST?

FIRST is the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit helping young people discover a passion for STEM and develop both self-confidence and valuable, real-world skills that can open pathways to all types of career choices and outcomes. In FIRST, every kid can turn pro.

FIRST provides a progressive series of mentor-guided, team-based robotics challenges for students aged 4-18, designed to ignite curiosity and encourage exploration. A diverse community of adult coaches, mentors, educators, volunteers, sponsors, and alumni help guide, inspire, and support students as they learn.

For more on FIRST programs, watch:

About FIRST® LEGO® League
About FIRST® Tech Challenge
About FIRST® Robotics Competition

To learn more about FIRST, a youth-serving nonprofit founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, visit https://www.firstinspires.org.