The Mission of FIRST
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. Inspiring motivation, self-confidence, communication and leadership.
Dean Kamen, Founder
FIRST Core Values are: discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, teamwork, and fun!
“FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect—of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future.” – Dean Kamen
To learn more about FRC, go here: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc
To get your child started in FLL, go here: http://firstinspires.org/robotics/fll