INSPIRATION IS EVERWHERE

Featured Image

Display Title

FIRST changed my son’s life

Sub Title

Franny Madison-Kish

Mother of Joshua Kish, Alum of FIRST Tech Challenge Team 288, The RoboDawgs, of Grandville, Michigan; and FIRST Robotics Competition Team 931, Perpetual Chaos, of St. Louis, Missouri

I’m the mother of a child that teachers had written off and whose school could do little to help. In ninth grade, he switched to a STEM school where a counselor encouraged him to join FIRST Tech Challenge Team 288. Kids from all walks of life, all colors and cliques came together under this FIRST banner. My son, dismissed as a troublemaker, was accepted by them, no questions asked. He became a valued member of this team. FIRST changed my son’s life. From a little boy dismissed by many, to a proud member of a movement, he is succeeding today as a member of FIRST.


Read More Stories

FIRST transforms students into community leaders

Anika Yardi

2016 FIRST Dean’s List Winner, Maryland

 
viewFIRST Alum

FIRST connects students with valuable mentors

Mashroor Rashid

FIRST Alum

 
viewFIRST Alum
NEW

FIRST inspires community heroes

Terri Willingham

FIRST Volunteer, Coach, Mentor, Florida; Former FIRST Regional Director

 
viewFIRST Volunteer
NEW

FIRST: The launch pad for the future of youth

Dr. Earl Scime

Eberly Distinguished Professor and Chair of Physics, West Virginia University and Mentor, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2614, MARS; Morgantown, West Virginia

 
viewFIRST Robotics Competition Mentor