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

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