Youth Protection Program Dec. 18 2020| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST General
Tags: Safety, Youth Protection

FIRST® will strive to create an environment in which team members can grow, learn, and have fun with minimal risk of injury. FIRST will strive to inform everyone involved in its programs of its Youth Protection Program (FIRST YPP), and related resources, and provide assistance in meeting its standards. FIRST will maintain a Youth Protection Department (FIRST YPD) at its Manchester, New Hampshire headquarters for the purpose of fulfilling its commitment to protecting youth.

Please contact us with any questions about Youth Protection guidelines, resources, screening or to report an issue. Youth participants are encouraged to reach out to the Youth Protection Department for support and assistance if they have any concerns about their own safety and/or treatment or that of other participants in FIRST programs.

Lee Doucette, Manager Youth Protection Program
200 Bedford Street  |  Manchester, NH 03101  |
Phone: (603) 666-3906 x 250  |


Report a Non-Medical Concern.

Youth Protection Program Resources

FIRST Youth Protection Program Guide

FIRST Code of Conduct

The FIRST mission is to inspire a generation of science and technology leaders who are both gracious and professional. This FIRST Code of Conduct lists some of the basic behaviors  mentors, coaches, volunteers, team members, affiliate partners, contractors, staff, and other participants should adhere to while participating in FIRST activities.

  • Exhibit Gracious Professionalism® at all times. Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions.
  • Ensure the safety of all participants in FIRST activities.
  • Not engage in any form of bullying, harassment, use of profane or insulting language, or any actual or threatened violence.
  • Adhere to all FIRST Youth Protection Program (YPP) policies.
  • Report any unsafe behavior to event or local FIRST leadership.

Persons who do not comply with this Code of Conduct may be barred from participating in FIRST activities.

Trainings in Schoology

To view these trainings you must create or sign into an account on Schoology.

Creating an account:

  • “Sign Up” as a "STUDENT"

Joining a course with an access code:

Youth Protection Training - course access code: Q7NS-7HRX-9SDX5

  • This training is intended to enable adults working with FIRST teams to recognize situations that may pose a threat to team member safety and take the actions necessary to prevent and report injuries.

New Mentor Training (new for 2019) - course access code: GT74RMJ8FQWPG

  • This training is for you if:
    • You are a former team member transitioning into a mentor role with your old team;
    • You are a former team member transitioning into a mentor role with a new team;
    • You have worked with a youth serving organization before but are new to FIRST;
    • You have never worked with a youth serving organization before; or
    • You are a veteran mentor and plan on inviting new mentors from any of the above categories to work with you and your team.

Training Videos