Find Local Support
FIRST has a large support network.
Here are just a few of the groups in our FIRST community that are available to lend support:
Regional Directors, Regional Planning/Operational Committees, and Program Affiliate Partners work collaboratively to create and maintain Volunteer-driven, self-sustaining, and growing FIRST programs in a named geographic area.
FIRST Senior Mentors, or FSMs, are both technical and non-technical individuals who bring with them a vast array of background and experience. They work in collaboration with their area Regional Director, Regional Planning/Operational Committees, Program Affiliate Partners, and VISTA members (if applicable). Read more about FIRST Senior Mentors.
FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA members expand the vision of FIRST by working to support teams in areas that are underserved: lower socio-economic communities, rural areas, and areas that have little to no support or resources to be able to easily access STEM initiatives. The FIRST® VISTA Experience” is a short video to raise awareness of the FIRST VISTA program and mission. Read more about FIRST AmeriCorps Vista.
Locate your regional contact(s) to connect with other FIRST teams, participating area schools, and local FIRST-friendly businesses.