This Season's Mission
What is FIRST?
Founded by Dean Kamen, and co-founded by Woodie Flowers, the mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, 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.These are the skills of tomorrow. FIRST strives to engage kids in kindergarten through high school in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society. This encourages colleges to take a look at your child and grow an interest in the student. Additionally, FIRST supports that people of all backgrounds join, encouraging diversity in STEM and STEM careers. FIRST is currently active in over 50 countries and has over 400,000 participants.
First offers 4 different programs for different age groups: