FIRST® Mentors, are, through the kids, the key ingredient in the success of a team. The Mentors’ contribution to the success of FIRST® programs and ultimately to the success of FIRST® is immeasurable. The time, responsibility and expertise of a Mentor or Coach will vary but the one constant is that you are bringing something to your team that they need to learn, grow and succeed.

Who are FIRST® Mentors and Coaches? Our team members say it best. A Mentor/Coach:

  •   Can be a person of any age, teaching others what they know

  •   Brings either technical or non technical expertise to the team

  •   Provides the opportunity for students to learn via new experiences

  •   Begins as a teacher, evolves into a colleague

  •   Knows that Mentoring and Coaching is about inspiring and                guiding

  •   Provides students the environment to succeed

  •   Is patient, supportive, enthusiastic, compassionate and available

  •   Remembers what’s important – it’s about the kids and they come      first