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FIRST® is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 that can be facilitated in school or in structured after-school programs.

As the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education, FIRST merges the rigor of STEM learning with the fun and excitement of traditional sports through an expanded team structure. For over 30 years, FIRST has fostered hands-on STEM learning, interest, and skill-building well beyond high school.

Whether it’s finding their people or finding their path, students will gain the skills and confidence with FIRST to forge ahead and build their future.

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FIRST LEGO League

Ages
4-16*

grades
PreK-8

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FIRST® LEGO® League

FIRST LEGO League is an introduction of hands-on, STEM learning designed to inspire formative STEM concepts with young children through fun challenges and competitions using LEGO educational materials.

* age varies by country

FIRST Tech Challenge

Ages
12-18

grades
7-12

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FIRST® Tech Challenge

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and program robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.

Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a
variety of levels of Java-based programming.

FIRST Robotics Competition

Ages
14-18

grades
9-12

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FIRST® Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition teams design, program, and build a robot starting with a standard kit of parts and common set of rules to play in a themed head-to-head challenge. Teams also build a brand, develop community partnerships for support, and work to promote STEM in their local community.

Lucasfilm and parent company Disney have teamed up once again with FIRST to inspire the next generation of heroes and innovators as part of the Star Wars: Force for Change philanthropic initiative. Star Wars: Force for Change is part of The Walt Disney Company's commitment to providing today's youth with inspiration and opportunity through transformative programming. Disney has been a proud supporter of FIRST for more than 20 years. 

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