“The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, 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.”

Founded in 1989, FIRST is a 501(c)(3) public charity which exists to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, and to motivate them to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM fields.

FIRST® seeks to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs to build science, engineering, and technology skills, and to inspire innovation, self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

For more information, visit the FIRST® website at www.firstinspires.org/