FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2012-2013 FIRST season attracted close to 315,000 youth and more than 126,000 Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers from 70+ countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self-confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path. Interested in getting involved in FIRST, but not sure where to start or what to do? Click one of the links below and you’ll find everything you need to get underway:

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)


FIRST LEGO League Junior (FLLJr.)