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FIRST® Headquarters closed in recognition of the Memorial Day US Holiday: FIRST Headquarters will close at 3:00 P.M. ET tomorrow, Friday, May 25. The office will remain closed through Monday, May 28 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29 at 8:30 A.M. ET.
Regional FIRST Certified Professional Development: FIRST Certified Professional Development is a two-day learning experience that provides teachers with all the tools they need to bring one of the FIRST programs to their classroom or as an extracurricular activity. The 2018 sessions will take place at the following locations:
  • Atlanta, GA in July
  • Compton, CA in August
  • Manchester, NH in August
For more information, please visit this page.
FIRST Core Values: To further unify the mission of FIRST and create consistency as students progress through our programs, we have created a cross-program set of values that represents the FIRST experience and the FIRST community. We are pleased to share with you the FIRST Core Values. We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® through our Core Values:
  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
  • Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.
  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!
 If you should have any questions on usage, please email
Kit of Parts Survey: After each season, the FIRST® Robotics Competition reviews the overall quality, goals, and efficacy of the Kit of Parts: KICKOFF KIT, FIRST CHOICE, and the VIRTUAL KIT. We hope you will help us with this ongoing, important project by taking some time to complete this survey.
2018 National Advocacy Conference on June 24 - 26 in Washington, DC: Now that the FIRST Championship has concluded, WE NEED MORE TEAMS/STUDENTS to make sure Congress takes FIRST seriously! From just one member to your whole team, students can attend with a parent, mentor, or even a neighboring team.  Please mention this opportunity to your team to identify any team members that are interested in attending. 
During the conference, participants meet with their Members of Congress and Senators after being trained on the issues.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for attendees—don’t miss out! For more information and registration please visit this page. Please email any questions to Steve Hyer at
Registration for the 2019 season of FIRST® Robotics Competition is now open!  Join FIRST as we celebrate 30 years of changing lives and the millions-strong support system we’ve helped build for students around the world who are realizing their dreams, big or small. It’s time to inspire and help them reach the stars.
Gather your squad for DESTINATION:DEEP SPACE Presented by the Boeing Company and launch your mission!
FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Anthony Hennig, to learn about his FIRST experience in our latest Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you may be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.
As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions, or if you need help, visit our "Contact Us" webpage:

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