Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Youth Training
Youth leadership and youth voice are important to FIRST®. We are committed to helping young people develop leadership competencies to make them better able to solve community and societal problems. FIRST is more than robots, and we want to make sure our students are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be successful beyond the classroom.
The Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (ED&I) Youth Training is for all FIRST students. It is designed to educate FIRST students about the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion while providing strategies and recommendations to help FIRST create a more inclusive and diverse environment. The training includes an animation video and three modules. The animation video and modules are each under 5 minutes to complete.
“Working Together” – Animation Video
The short animation video shows a FIRST team working through discrimination and bias while gaining an understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Module 1 introduces a general overview of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This module provides examples and scenarios to help students better understand the importance of ED&I.
Module 2 gives an overview of discrimination. This module helps students to recognize, understand, and develop ways to make FIRST teams more inclusive.
Module 3 provides solutions and suggestions to help students advocate and begin action planning to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the FIRST community