Plus, join us at the FIRST Inspire Fundraising Gala in San Francisco and nominate a FIRST educator for a special opportunity
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Watch: Get Fully Charged for CHARGED UPSM

In CHARGED UPSM presented by Haas, FIRST® Robotics Competition teams will prepare for a challenge that is fully charged to inspire teams to see the potential of energy storage in a new light. Don’t miss the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition kickoff on January 7, 2023, when the game will be revealed as part of the 2022-2023 FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm season.

Watch a video sneak peek of CHARGED UP on the FIRST Robotics Competition Game & Season page »

Nominate a FIRST® Educator

At FIRST®, recognition is not only part of our name but core to our ethos, and we are proud to launch our second year of the Inspire the Future: FIRST Educators Recognition Program! Help us celebrate the FIRST educators who impact and inspire their learning communities; we truly could not further the mission of FIRST without them.

Learn more about the FIRST Educators Recognition Program and how you can nominate an educator from your community >>

Join the More Than Movement

We at FIRST want EVERY kid to believe in themselves and know that they are More Than the stereotypes or “boxes” society has placed them in. Our new More Than campaign, led by a PSA (public service announcement) video, focuses on dismantling labels and promoting self-esteem through STEM-related activities.

Join the More Than Movement by checking out our social media toolkit for graphics, videos, and sample messaging to help share the PSA and your More Than story >>

Walk Like Woodie, Today and Every Day

Dr. Woodie Flowers (1943-2019) was an amazing champion of the FIRST mission, a friend to everyone he met and an inspiration to all. Woodie shared so much with the FIRST community during his life, including coining Gracious Professionalism® and nurturing its meaning in his every action. Today, October 12, we invite the FIRST community to celebrate and honor his life by participating in Walk Like Woodie Day.

Join us in honoring Woodie on social media by sharing your memories, acts of Gracious Professionalism, and how you plan to carry on his legacy with #WalkLikeWoodie.

Join us at the FIRST Inspire Fundraising Gala

Our one and only global fundraising event, the FIRST Inspire Gala, is coming to San Francisco on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Join FIRST leadership and friends for an evening of hands-on STEM activity as we raise funds to support Gracious Professionals worldwide. Tickets are limited!

Visit our Gala page to reserve your spot, sponsor, or donate in support of the mission >>

The FIRST Inspire Gala supports the FIRST mission worldwide; to find local FIRST affiliates to support, check out our Local Support page.
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