Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Youth Training

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.

The questions below are provided to help facilitate discussion with your team around the topics introduced in this video.  

  • Why is it important to make sure every person on our team feels included?
  • What can we do to create an inclusive environment for our team members?  
  • What else can we learn from watching this video? 

Module 1 - What are Equity, 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 - Discrimination & Bias

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 - FIRST ED&I Youth Toolkit

Module 3 provides solutions and suggestions to help students advocate and begin action planning to promote ED&I in the FIRST community.


Congratulations! Now that you or your team has watched the animation video, and completed all three modules, your coach/mentor may request the Certificate of Completion by emailing us at diversity@firstinspires.org.  Please include your team number, number of students who have completed the training, and completion date of the training in your email.