NYC FIRST has run the four FIRST robotics programs since 2000, bringing our programming to over 7,000 students annually. 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.
Our four FIRST programs teach valuable STEM-based skills, including computer programming, mechanical engineering, electronics and the use of sensors. Even more importantly, they teach invaluable life skills, including teamwork, gracious professionalism, presentation skills, collaboration and marketing.
Ultimately, we seek to shape the next generation of problem solvers and critical thinkers to succeed in college, career and community.