Plus, career tips for making the most of your FIRST experience and a sweepstakes for participants of ULTIMATE GOAL presented by Qualcomm
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The FIRST® Mentor Network launches

Whether it is finding their people or finding their path, FIRST® mentors help students gain the skills and confidence to forge ahead and build their future. The FIRST Mentor Network, sponsored by NI, is an interactive platform allowing teams and interested mentors to easily find each other. As the world finds new ways to connect, the virtual mentoring option allows mentors to use their unique skill sets and find teams locally or across the country, for a few hours or a season, to inspire and make an impact.

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Join the FIRST® Tech Challenge game reveal celebration

Join DeejayKnight and FIRST alum Sarah Fogwell for the FIRST® Tech Challenge Kickoff show on FIRSTtv on Saturday, September 12, at 12pm ET. Watch for messages from special guests, a field walk through, and, of course, the game reveal of ULTIMATE GOALSM presented by Qualcomm. Complete your 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge team season registration before September 10, 2020, for a chance to win the 2020 Kickoff Sweepstakes.

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Reminder: Team registration is open!

Is your team ready to play FIRST® GAME CHANGERS, powered by Star Wars: Force for Change? Team registration for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST Tech Challenge is open in the FIRST Dashboard. Everyone at FIRST is working hard to anticipate and navigate the uncertainties ahead to ensure we’ll be able to provide every student participant a valuable, enjoyable experience, regardless of learning environment. Whether your FIRST LEGO League or FIRST Tech Challenge experience is in-person or remote this season, we hope that you will join us as we explore new and exciting ways to deliver our programs with your safety and wellbeing as our top priority, including our new FIRST Remote Event Hub launching this fall.

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Career tips for making the most of FIRST

Experts from long-time FIRST supporters BAE Systems, BOSCH, and Rockwell Automation joined FIRST alum Nikki Stout for a conversation on how FIRST experience sets participants up for success. FIRST Alumni Relations Director Michelle Long shared some takeaways for making the most of your FIRST experience and a recording of the webinar on the FIRST Community blog.

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