FIRST® is unique among the robotics and technology education landscape, leading the development of highly sought-after skills and preparing students to change the world today, and tomorrow.
For more than 30 years, we’ve changed the lives of millions of participants around the world through thrilling project-based, team-driven robotics challenges. Designed using peer-reviewed education practices for 21st century learning, our Class Pack implementation options provide educators and communities with flexible, high-quality STEM learning experiences for their PreK-12 students in the classroom or structured after-school programs.
Class Pack events are designed to be run by the school or organization. If you are interested in events run by our local program delivery partners and have the potential for progression to regional or national championships, check out our FIRST individual team pathway.
Modification Guidance for COVID-19 Interruptions: Regardless of your learning environment this school year, FIRST has created guidance and options to help you engage your students in the FIRST experience. These suggestions and options are not prescriptive, and the corresponding guidance can be found on each Class Pack page.
Offer students connections to career pathways and collaborative STEM and holistic skill development with this year-long course. Students will focus on four core areas throughout the year including, community impact, performing essential engineering calculations, and applying teamwork, inclusion, and discovery while building a robot.
“...to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” — Dean Kamen, Founder