First is a organization where young students learn how to design and create a robotic that fit within certain rules. Not only does First offer learning experiences, but it builds unbreakable friendships, leadership skills, and challenges students to learn with a hands on experience. Using STEM education: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, First teaches students to develop knowledge and skills such as gracious professionalism. Gracious professionalism is creating a competitive environment with respect to others teams. Their mission with creating this organization is to inspire students K-12th by creating a friendly and competitive environment. First offers four different levels such as FRC, FTC, FLL, and Jr. FLL. Each level is designed to target a certain age group. FRC is a High School level competition, where students compete with a challenge released every year. They then use their knowledge to design and create a robot within the next six weeks. FTC is another high school competition where students program, design, and build their own robot to compete in an union format against other fellow teams. A robot kit is distributed every year in which teams need to develop different strategies and use engineering principles to build their robot. At the end of the competition, a series of awards are given to the teams for the competition. FLL is a competition that introduces the basics of STEM education to middle school students. Jr. FLL is a competition like FLL but for kids ages 6-9 where it introduces the FLL program. First is designed to spark students interests in STEM education and create a passionate learning experience.
FRC is a High School level competition, where students compete with a challenge released every year. They then use their knowledge to design and create a robot within the next six weeks. Those six weeks are spent brainstorming, prototyping, designing, constructing, and programing a robot.