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Slide1

What’s

FIRST

®

?Slide2

FIRST

® is…

…the No. 1 youth-serving non-profit advancing STEM education outcomes and the development of 21st century skills.Slide3

Bridging the STEM skills gap

The only sport where every kid can “go pro”

Increasing STEM competence and confidence in young people while creating career opportunities and innovation in the fastest-growing fieldsMore Than RobotsSM

Inspiring young people to develop a lifelong love of learning in an ever-changing workforce and society Equipping students with real-world skills, including digital literacy, teamwork, leadership, creative problem solving, and time/project managementBuilding the people who will change the world – today and tomorrowHelping students channel their raw curiosity, think critically, and seek ways to improve the world around themFIRST is…

…a transformative movement.Slide4

...growing our global reach.

2018-2019

Numbers at a Glance

FIRST is…$80M+ scholarship opportunities from nearly 200 providers

570K+students in 100+ countries

20M+ volunteer hours served

77Kparticipants at annual FIRST Championship

300K

mentor, coach, judge,

and volunteer roles

3,600

events in

100+ countriesSlide5
Slide6
Slide7
Slide8

2019 Season ThemeSlide9

FIRST

Progression of Programs

Ages 6-10

Teams of up to 6 young children build interest in science with a real-world challenge solved by guided research and imagination.

Ages 9-14

Teams of up to 10 children build LEGO

®

-based robots and develop research projects based on a

real-world scientific challenge.

Ages 12-18

Teams of up to 15 students develop strategy, design and build sophisticated robots using a modular

kit-of-parts, then compete head to head.

Ages 14-18

Teams of ~25 students compete in this varsity

Sport for the Mind

,

™ combining the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology.Slide10

Teams of up to 6 kids build interest in science with a real-world scientific challenge solved by guided research and imagination.

2018-2019 SeasonSlide11

Introduction to science and technology

Build a Challenge-related model that moves using LEGO

® Education WeDo 2.0 technologyCreate a Show Me poster and practice presentation skillsExplore challenges facing today’s scientists

Discover real-world math and scienceEngage in team activities guided by FIRST Core ValuesSlide12

21,718 teams

130,000+ children, ages 6-10 (Grades K-4)

Up to 6 students per team

450+ local Expos, World Festival Expo74 countries

2018-2019 Season Slide13

Teams of up to 10 kids build

LEGO

®

based robots and develop research projects based on real-world scientific challenges.

*Ages vary by country

2018-2019 SeasonSlide14

Create innovative solutions to challenges facing today’s scientists

Strategize, design, build, program and test an autonomous robot using Challenge-related model using LEGO

® MINDSTORMS ® technologyApply real-world math and science conceptsDevelop career and life skillsBecome involved in their local and global communitySlide15

35,140 teams

281,000+ students, ages 9-16* (Grades 4-8)

Average 8 students per team

1,295 Qualifying Tournaments, 166 Championship Tournaments,7 Open Invitational/International Events, World Festival 103 countries

*Ages vary by country

2018-2019 Season

U.S. & Canada

Outside U.S. & Canada

Team GrowthSlide16

Teams of 10 (avg.) or more students develop strategy, design and build sophisticated robots using a modular kit-of-parts, then compete head to head.

2018-2019 SeasonSlide17

Head-to-head competition using a sports model

Teams design, build, and program robots based on sound engineering principles

Reusable platform, powered by Android technology, programmed using java or

BlocklyDevelop strategic problem-solving, organization, team-building skillsAwards for competition, community outreach, design

Qualify for over $80 million in scholarshipsSlide18

6,818 teams

68,000+ students, ages 12-18

(Grades 7-12)

Average 10 students per team635+ League and Meet events; 208 Qualifying Tournaments; World Championship37 countries

2018-2019 Season Slide19

Teams of 25 (average) or more students compete with 120-pound robots in this Varsity

Sport for the Mind

,

TM

combining the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology.

2019 SeasonSlide20

Strict rules, limited resources, time limits

Students mentored by professional engineers

Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software

Build and compete with robots of their own designDevelop design, project management, programming, teamwork, strategic thinking, and Coopertition® skills

Qualify for over $80 million in scholarshipsSlide21

3,802 teams

95,000+ high-school-age students

10 or more students per team

(average 25)73 Regionals & District Championships; 100 District Events; FIRST Robotics Competition Championship35 countries

2019 Season Slide22

Who is

FIRST

® For?

For students (grades K-12, ages 6-18):the hardest fun you’ll ever haveFor mentors, coaches, and volunteers:the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertakeFor sponsors/donors:the most enlightened investment you could ever makeSlide23

More Information

On the web:

www.firstinspires.org

www.firstlegoleague.orgwww.firstlegoleaguejr.orgCall: 1-800-871-8326www.firstinspires.org

800-871-8326

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