What is FIRST?

  • It's a competitive sport.
  • It's more than robots.
  • It's a life experience.
  • It's opportunity.
  • It's community.
  • It's amazing.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), founded in 1989 has been positively impacting lives all around the world.

FIRST Impact:

FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st-century work-life skills.



 FIRST Programs:

  • Jr. FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL)captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO elements.                                                       Grades K-4

  • FIRST LEGO League (FLL)  students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design.                                                                        Grades 4-8


  • FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams of students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations.                                                                      Grades 7-12


  • FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) teams compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.                                                                            Grades 9-12