Inspiration Is Everywhere

FIRST Inspires: My Story

FIRST helped me break out of my shell, lead, and teach

Jaci Brunning

FIRST Alum, Volunteer & Mentor

 
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Transformative learning through robotics

Melissa Jackson

Grants Manager, Boys and Girls Haven, Kentucky

 
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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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Building STEM culture in Compton

Michael Kurinsky

Administrator of Educational Services-Secondary, Compton Unified School District
 

 
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I’m still learning new job skills as a FIRST mentor

Rachel Clark

FIRST Alum and Mentor

 
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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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FIRST sparks passion for volunteerism

Amanda Pham

FIRST Alum, Volunteer, and AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

 
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Students are driving change with FIRST

Lilly Kam

FIRST Mentor; Director of STEM, i.am.angel Foundation

 
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A New Type of School Teaches Skills for the Future

Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College & Grizzly Robotics

FIRST School District | FIRST Robotics Competition Team

 
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FIRST helps teachers discover more through STEM

Maureen Reilly

FIRST LEGO League Coach

 
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Student finds a road to success through FIRST

Evan Rotter

Alumnus of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4786, Nicolet FEAR, of Glendale, Wisconsin

 
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FIRST boosts graduation and college enrollment rates in Pacific Northwest

Umatilla High School

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4125, Confidential, of Umatilla, Oregon

 
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FIRST changed my son’s life

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

 
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Bringing engineering opportunities to Title I schools

Lawrence High School

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1289, Gearheadz, of Lawrence, Massachusetts

 
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FIRST experience turns challenges to opportunities for LA teen

Yohance Salimu

FIRST Alumnus, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1692, CougarBots, of Los Angeles; Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force

 
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How to encourage STEM to students in communities where there are no STEM jobs

Camdenton, Missouri

FIRST Progression of Programs School District

 
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