FIRST
New Mexico FIRST LEGO League

FIRST®


FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION 

OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


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

FIRST Core Values

We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® through our Core Values:

    •    Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
    •    Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
    •    Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.
    •    Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
    •    Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
    •    Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

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


"FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect - of the program nor of themselves. 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, Founder




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.

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