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FTC match

We are looking for a social media coordinator and volunteer fundraiser

What is the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Program (FTC)

FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams (see what is FTC ) The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. What Inspires You FTC (PSA) (40 seconds) .

The Mission of FIRST: FIRST is more than robots. Robots are vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect-- of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense they can create their own future."


Building next-generation talent, together: Maximizing the benefit of the FIRST Tech challenge program

In order to compete for the jobs of the future, it's essential for every kid to have access to STEM education. We need kids to see the world of possibilities waiting for them. Like over 4 million jobs in science and tech, for starters. Not just for their benefit, but because the world needs them - their brains, their creativity and their experiences - to create amazing solutions that will make our world a better place. Our FIRST Teach Challenge programs teach technology and entrepreneurship skills to middle and high school students and inspire them to pursue a career in STEM.

Why FTC- FIRST Works -especially in High Poverty Locations

Bringing in FIRST programs doesn’t just positively impact students. Teachers also gain skills, confidence, and learning tools that they might not otherwise have had.

Success in our modern economy demands a wide set of skills, including STEM knowledge, digital literacy, leadership, and strong problem-solving and team-building abilities. All students need access to opportunities to develop these highly adaptable skills early and often, so they’re better prepared to take on challenges and opportunities throughout their lives and careers and reach their full potential.

High-quality STEM learning and engagement opportunities can be a game-changer for young people in disenfranchised communities who might otherwise not have access to pathways to the fast-growing STEM economy.

Impact FIRST levels the playing field for disenfranchised communities and students, giving young people the chance to develop lifelong problem-solving and team-building skills, as well as STEM skills in engineering and coding [1]


More opportunities with FIRST Illinois Robotics

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About FIRST Illinois Robotics


P.O. Box 82, prospect hts. iL 60070, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, US

Mission Statement

Illinois FIRST is the local affiliate for FIRST (the US Foundation for the Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology) and supports FIRST teams and volunteers in Illinois. FIRST is a progression of educational programs for K-12 that aims to "inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting, mentor-based robotics and research programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills; inspire innovation; and foster self-confidence, team-building, and leadership." Illinois FIRST's mission is to develop and grow FIRST programs through increased awareness, financial commitment, and a building of strong partnerships throughout the state with business, community, academia, and government partners.


FIRST is a progression of four STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational programs for students in Kindergarden through 12th grades. Students develop their potential and learn "real world" applications by designing, building, and programming robots to compete on a season-specific game field or obstacle course during timed matches.

In Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL), kids ages 6 to 9 years old (grades K through 3) research a problem facing society, design and build a LEGO model with at least one moveable part, and present a poster documenting their journey. Unlike the rest of the FIRST programs, Jr.FLL is non-competitive.

In FIRST LEGO League (FLL), students ages 9 to 14 years old (grades 4 through 8) (1) design, build, and program a LEGO MINDSTORMS robots to perform autonomous missions on an obstacle course during 2 1/2 minute matches; (2) research, develop, and present innovative solutions to a challenge-specific problem confronting scientists and society; and (3) practice the FLL Core Values including teamwork and gracious professionalism.


Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Children & Youth, Community, Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-2 hours/week
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