Engage and ignite curiosity in your students.

FIRST® is an inclusive robotics community with programs, activities, and resources to support educators by engaging students of all backgrounds and capabilities in STEM learning and preparing them for the future.

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Prepare Students for the Future

FIRST® was founded 31 years ago to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators. Now, more than ever, all students need access to develop the wide set of skills our changing economy demands.

We believe high-quality STEM learning and engagement opportunities can be life changing for young people in disenfranchised communities who otherwise might not have a direct pathway to the fast-growing STEM economy.

Through our hands-on programs proven to build 21st century skills, students from all walks of life can take the lead in their learning and develop self-confidence in STEM and valuable, real-world skills – such as digital literacy, teamwork, leadership, creative problem solving and project management—that open pathways to all career choices and outcomes.

“Students who struggle to read were able to take leadership roles with coding. All students got to participate and showcase their talents.” — FIRST Coach


Discover how FIRST activities, resources, and programs can help inspire a lifelong love of learning in all your students. 


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