Inspiration Is Everywhere

FIRST Inspires: My Story

Bringing STEM engagement to disadvantaged youth through community-based organizations

STEM Equity Grantees

FIRST Youth-Serving Organizations

 
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Gaining exposure and access to higher education

Carrie Ruddle

Pendleton County (West Virginia) 4-H

 
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Bringing schools together for STEM success

Heather Naviasky

Regional Manager of School Partnerships, the Y of Central Maryland

 
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Strategies for creating STEM engagement opportunities in high-poverty schools

STEM Equity Grantees

FIRST School Districts

 
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Teacher inspires a culture change through high school robotics and crowdfunding

Monique Dituri

FIRST Robotics Competition Mentor & STEM Teacher, Clifton High School, NJ

 
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FIRST is a family affair

Amanda and Robert Stephenson

FIRST Alumni & Volunteers

 
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FIRST mentors change students’ lives

D. Scott Heister

Mentor, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 66 “Grizzly Robotics”; Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College Director, Michigan

 
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FIRST mentor leads students into brighter futures

Chelsey Roebuck

FIRST Alum, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1218; Mentor, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1660; Co-founder, Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE)

 
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FIRST creates friendships and connections

Cameron Schriner

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, and Mentor

 
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FIRST inspires volunteers who shape the future generation

Troy Douglas

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, Mentor

 
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Grant partnership helps break down barriers to STEM access in First Nations communities

Alberta Distance Learning Center

FIRST STEM Community

 
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University’s FIRST Center becomes community STEM hub

Bob Nichols

Director, FIRST Robotics Community Center at Kettering University

 
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Grant funding supports STEM engagement at Detroit youth recreation center

S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center

FIRST STEM Community

 
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FIRST inspires community heroes

Terri Willingham

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

 
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FIRST inspires engineers

Nicki Bonczyk

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, Mentor, and Coach

 
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FIRST sparks passion for volunteerism

Amanda Pham

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, and AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

 
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