FIRST® was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. The not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative research and robotics programs for students K-12 that motivate students to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. Over 530,000 participants joined FIRST programs in 2017-2018 from over 95 countries and over 61,000 teams We are excited to be funding FIRST teams and continue to develop the next generation of engineers and scientists.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.