For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be come leaders in science and technology through an exciting mentor-ship program. FIRST teams provide accessible and innovative programs meant to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. FIRST not only provides enriching experiences in STEM, but also fosters confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
FIRST programs are also meant to instill values like cooperation and gracious professionalism. Both of the values and skills inspire high-quality work, teach respect for peers, and emphasis values for others. Teams must be able to cooperate with mentors and teammates, as well as other teams. It is meant to instill competition while still enabling success for others.