FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, FIRST is a not-for- profit public charity which designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
“FIRST Is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. They leave, even after the first season, with a VISION, with CONFIDENCE, and with a sense that they can create their own FUTURE.” – Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder https://youtu.be/Pw2HtnuCodQ