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Mission Statement

"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."- Dean Kamen, Founder

Description

New York City FIRST is a regional office of FIRST- the international 501c3 nonprofit organization created to both inspire youth to pursue studies and careers in science and technology and to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the technologically-driven global economy.

FIRST programs all share two basic components:

  • engagement of students in the creative, hands-on, minds-on process of technological innovation; and
  • bringing communities together to celebrate the achievements of kids working smart in science and technology.

Participation in FIRST has a positive impact on the lives of students, increasing college attendance, majors in science and engineering, participation in internships and co-ops, and involvement in community service.

FIRST's FOUR PROGRAMS

PARTNERSHIPS

Becoming a FIRST partner offers individuals and institutions tangible opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of kids across the five boroughs in New York City.

As a NYC FIRST Volunteer, one can:

  • Serve as team coaches and gain experience in developing an on-site youth robotics team with exclusive access to national FIRST curriculum and program guides.
  • Provide one-day volunteer support to teams at local NYC FIRST competitions.
  • Mentor other robotics teams at local NYC schools year-round.
  • Donate space to NYC robotics teams in preparation for local and national competitions.
  • Host a professional workshop for NYC FIRST students, coaches, and families.

As a Community Partner, NYC FIRST can:

  • Host free educational FIRST Robotics presentation/ workshop for parents, educators, and students grades K-12. Workshops are hosted by youth/adults of existing teams).
  • Assist your site in starting its own FIRST Robotics team. NYC FIRST consultation is free. The cost of registering and managing a team varies depending on program.
  • Connect your site to other STEM networks at special NYC FIRST events.

As a Corporate Partner, an institution can:

  • Sponsor an existing FIRST Robotics Team and/or fund the development of a rookie FIRST Robotics team by making a tax- deductible donation.
  • Provide corporate volunteers to support teams with technical and non-technical skills.
  • Donate space to NYC robotics teams in preparation for local and national competitions.

Website

http://www.nycfirst.org/about-us

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