NYC FIRST runs immersive, hands-on STEM education and robotics programs that serve 7,000 students annually. ...

We seek to inspire young people to be leaders in science, technology and engineering by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build their STEM and life skills.

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FIRST Programs

NYC FIRST has run the four FIRST robotics programs since 2000. With over 25 competitions and a range of workshops throughout the year, we are committed to providing high-quality programs and events that allow us to reach as many youth as we can. Our alumni from New York City have used their experiences with us to help change the world at their universities, corporations and communities.

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STEM Centers

NYC FIRST STEM Centers integrate formal, credit-bearing education with informal, unstructured learning, both during the school day and after school, to bring hands-on, sustained STEM education and FIRST robotics programs to schools and communities that do not typically get access to the advanced equipment and expert teaching resources that they need and deserve.

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