FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1989. Its mission is to inspire youth from Pre-K through high school to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging
them in exciting mentor-based programs and competitions that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster
well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
The core values of FIRST are values that parallel our own:
As an organization, we support the mission of FIRST by doing the following: