Hi Friend,

Are your lead mentors screened? FIRST® requires teams to have two screened lead mentors to be eligible to register for official FIRST events.  Don’t delay and risk your team missing out on the fun!

To order your background screening, visit our www.firstinspires.org website to log into your FIRST Dashboard; select the white triangle next to “Hello, (your name)” in the upper right-hand corner, and select "Youth Protection Screening" from the list.  Ordering takes less than five minutes, your Social Security Number is not required, and the cost is covered by FIRST.

For more information, including step-by-step guides, please visit our Youth Protection Policy page. If you have questions or need assistance, please email safetyfirst@firstinspires.org.

Last Regional FIRST Certified Professional Development Session: 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 remaining 2019 session will take place at the following location:

  • San Diego, CA – August 13-14

For more information, please visit this page.

FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum Katie Johnson, to learn about her FIRST experience in our latest Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you might be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.
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