Plus, countdown to #GivingTuesday and how FIRST alum Pam Wong is helping build a better future.
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Wrap up your holiday shopping and SAVE

Now is the perfect time to stock up on gifts for the FIRST® enthusiasts and/or Star Wars superfans in your life. Get your FIRST gear and save! Shop the FIRST Store and enjoy FREE SHIPPING from November 23 through Cyber Monday (November 30), with code FIRSTHOLIDAY. No minimum purchase required.

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One week until #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, December 1, the world will join for good as participants in #GivingTuesday. This global day of philanthropy unleashes the power of people and organizations to be #FIRSTGAMECHANGERS in their communities and has inspired hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Generous donors are matching individual Giving Tuesday gifts to FIRST, and you can make a donation now to lock in your impact. Will you join us in fueling the FIRST mission this Giving Tuesday?

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FIRST® alum spotlight: Pam Wong

Pam Wong is a FIRST alum from FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 1257 “Parallel Universe” in Scotch Plains, N.J. She leads a team of analysts and researchers as Director of Performance Metrics and Research at the NYC Department of Education. Her FIRST experience not only inspired her career path in the education sector but also her desire to volunteer and donate to FIRST to help the next generation gain access to life-changing inspiration and community.

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FIRST Class Pack meets students where they are
Our FIRST Class Pack implementation options provides PreK-12 educators and communities with flexibility and resources to harness students’ natural curiosity and build habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills. We know engaging students in varied learning environments can present unique challenges to STEM and holistic skill building. To help educators provide authentic learning experiences for remote students, we’ve developed modification guidance.
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STEM and sports highlighted in video series

To celebrate the FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season, we've been teaming up with Rockwell Automation's Global STEM Ambassador Jay Flores to bring the FIRST community live STEM conversations with people who are changing the game in the world of sports. Check out our YouTube playlist to see interviews with NFL stars, parkour specialists, and more. Follow FIRST on Instagram to find out about upcoming guests.
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