One mentor shares his story about how teams use the skills they’ve developed in FIRST to help children with disabilities.
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In the 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition season game, INFINITE RECHARGESM, teams work in alliances to protect FIRST® City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each alliance race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection.



How my students apply social good through FIRST

January is National Mentoring Month, and we’re grateful for the hardworking coaches and mentors who inspire young people to work together to build a better world through FIRST programs – mentors like Gavin Wood. Gavin is a STEM educator who inspired his students on FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1939, The KUHNIGITS, to use their empathy, innovative spirits, and passion for STEM to bring the FIRST community together to hack ride-on toy cars into motorized wheelchairs for children with disabilities.

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FIRST community honors one of our own

This season we are honoring FIRST Robotics Competition participant Kendrick Castillo, who was tragically killed in a school shooting in May of 2019. Join us in honoring Kendrick by watching this short video about his life and impact.



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Limited-time offer for first-year teams

Jump Start is a limited-time registration offer that provides first-year FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® Tech Challenge teams extra time to develop building, coding, and collaboration skills before their first competitive season.

FIRST LEGO League Jump Start: Through February 21, 2020, teams receive access to their choice of a Classic Challenge Set and a single-team registration credit for the 2020-2021 season.

FIRST Tech Challenge Jump Start: Through March 1, 2020, teams receive access to new technology, the opportunity to purchase their kit of parts early, and a single-team registration credit for the 2020-2021 season. Need-based grants are available.
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