The FIRST® organizational statements are more than words on a page; they underscore our promise to build a thriving global robotics community and to remain at the very forefront of STEM education. We created new Purpose and Mission statements for FIRST that retain our core identity, reaffirm the foundational principles that guide us, and refine the way we express who we are and why we exist.
Purpose: FIRST exists to prepare the young people of today for the world of tomorrow.
Mission: The mission of FIRST is to provide life-changing robotics programs that give young people the skills, confidence, and resilience to build a better world.
The future of FIRST is bright, and these statements, together with the FIRST vision, values, and ethos of Coopertition® and Gracious Professionalism®, are a commitment to our community that we will continue to grow and improve.
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