FIRST
New Mexico FIRST LEGO League

FIRST®


FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION 

OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


Sport for the MindTM  -  the hardest fun you'll ever have!




Mission

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, 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.



Vision

"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




What's FIRST?



It's a competitive sport.
It's more than robots.
It's a life experience.
It's opportunity.
It's community.
It's amazing.

What's FIRST?



It's a competitive sport.
It's more than robots.
It's a life experience.
It's opportunity.
It's community.
It's amazing.

At the heart of FIRST are it's Core Values, which emphasize the contributions of others, friendly sportsmanship, teamwork, learning, and community involvement. 

These include: 
Gracious Professionalism® - Respect for others, being a good sport, and sharing what you learn. 
Coopertition® - Competing hard, but also helping other teams.
It's a competitive sport.
It's more than robots.
It's a life experience.
It's opportunity.
It's community.
It's amazing.