FIRST invests in evaluation to continuously measure and inform the organization in its effectiveness in reaching its desired outcomes and making data-driven decisions to improve programs. Internal and external studies are conducted to assess impact on youth participants including understanding changes in STEM interest and intent, education achievement, post-high school plans, career intent and outcomes related to 21st century work skills, as a result of participating in FIRST. The infographic below summarizes our program impact.

Please visit the Resource Library to view all FIRST impact studies.

Released March 2016FIRST Longitudinal Study, Summary of Preliminary Findings - Year 3

Download the 2016 FIRST Infographic PDF.