Find Local FIRST Support

 

FIRST® Programs are operated locally within an ecosystem that supports the FIRST mission and includes sponsors, partners, alumni, mentors, volunteers, business and civic leaders, educators, parents and students.  Leading these local FIRST ecosystems are Program Delivery Organizations that partner with FIRST to operate FIRST Programs in each community. 

The following people support and lead FIRST Programs locally:

Program Delivery Partners, appointed by the Program Delivery Organizations, provide overall leadership for FIRST Programs and work collaboratively to create and maintain volunteer-driven, self-sustaining, and growing FIRST programs in a community.

FIRST Senior Mentors, nominated by Program Delivery Partners, bring a vast array of experience which may be technical or non-technical. They work in collaboration with their local Program Delivery Partners and VISTA members (if applicable) to help support FIRST teams and grow FIRST programs in a community. Read more about FIRST  Senior Mentors.

FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA members support teams and FIRST programs in areas that are underserved: lower socio-economic communities, rural areas, and areas that have little to no support or resources to access STEM initiatives easily. The FIRST VISTA Experience is a short video to raise awareness of the VISTA program and mission. Read more about FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA.

Connect with Program Delivery Partners in your local FIRST ecosystem to find out more about the FIRST opportunities near you.

Find contact information for the Adventist Robotics League and the National Society of Black Engineers which provide FIRST program participation opportunities through their organizations.