Plus, free downloadable season content, alumni handbook, inclusion training, STEM activities, and more
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Youth innovations in sustainability and the future of cities recognized

Twenty FIRST® LEGO® League teams were honored for their innovative solutions last weekend during the tenth annual Global Innovation Award presented by Disney, which was held as a remote broadcast on FIRSTtv. Submissions ranged from biometric hardhats and sustainable road sealants to inclusive communication tools in playgrounds and created spaces to reduce food deserts. Congratulations to the winning team, Aldeatron Robotix of the Canary Islands, Spain, the runners-up, and all the semi-finalist teams.

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FIRST® Tech Challenge season game theme revealed

In FIRST® Tech Challenge ULTIMATE GOALSM presented by Qualcomm, big goals get big results. FIRST Tech Challenge teams will redefine the game during ULTIMATE GOAL, part of the 2020-2021 season, FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. Watch the teaser video and download free season content to prepare for the season kickoff on September 12.

Free training: Supporting all team members

Created earlier this year in collaboration with Kids Included Together (KIT), our Inclusive Recruitment & Enrollment Strategies webinar and tip sheets serve as a resource for FIRST® teams as they recruit new team members and support those already enrolled, so that all youth feel welcome, comfortable, and supported.

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Supercharge your future with FIRST

The FIRST Alumni Handbook, a guide to education, career, and going beyond with your FIRST experience, is not just for graduating seniors. It’s a great resource for all FIRST alumni and for current and prospective FIRST participants. View, download, and share from the FIRST Alumni website.

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Investing in the next generation through giving to FIRST

There are many incredible organizations in the world doing amazing and impactful work. For those who have the means to donate, FIRST VP of Development Mark Giordono shares on the Inspire blog why investing in the next generation of innovators through FIRST should be a part of your portfolio of giving.

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Free downloadable FIRST at Home STEM activities

The FIRST Education team has created a 12-session learning series for teachers, parents, and coaches to continue to engage students in STEM, skill development, and FUN. These free and flexible PreK-12 STEM activities are available now for use in a variety of learning environments.

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Celebrating Women in Engineering

One of the ways FIRST Strategic Partners like Rockwell Automation encourage young people to pursue engineering as a career is through FIRST. In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day, Rockwell Automation featured a few of their women engineers who volunteer with FIRST to inspire the next generation of engineers on our Community blog.

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Shop discounts in the FIRST Store

Commemorate the FIRST® RISESM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season. Shop online now for official merchandise priced below cost to bring you savings of 50%!
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