Their mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
FIRST Lego League, JR -- Grades K-3 -- Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements
FIRST Lego League -- Grades 4 - 8 -- Elementary and middle school-aged students research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design
FIRST Tech Challenge -- Grades 7 - 12 -- Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations
FIRST Robotics Challenge -- Grades 9 -12 -- High school-aged teams compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed