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 April 2017, FIRST Longitudinal Study: Findings at 36 months (year 4 report)
Download the FIRST Infographic PDF.