For students ages 6 to 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 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 30 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST continues to grow and encourage more students to enter the STEM workforce pipeline. 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.