About FIRST

FIRST® stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. For more information please visit www.firstispires.org

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FIRST® was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.


FIRST Programs


  • Introduction to science and technology
  • Design and build Challenge-related model using LEGO® elements
  • Create a Show Me poster and practice presentation skills
  • Explore challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Discover real-world math and science
  • Engage in team activities guided by FIRST Lego League Junior Core Values

  • Create innovative solutions to challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Strategize, design, build, program and test an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop career and life skills
  • Become involved in their local and global community


  • Head-to-head competition using sports model
  • Teams design, build, program robots based on sound engineering principles
  • Platform is reusable from year to year
  • Develop strategic problem-solving, organization, and team-building skills
  • Awards for competition, community outreach, design


  • Varsity Sport for the Mind™
  • Strict rules, limited resources, time limits
  • Students mentored by professional engineers
  • Teams learn, use sophisticated hardware and software
  • Build and compete with robots of their own design
  • Qualify for >$80 million in scholarships
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