VirginiaFIRST is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports the mission of FIRST - an international organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, 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. The VirginiaFIRST mission is to make FIRST Mission a reality for every young person in the Commonwealth.
Who We Are
Who We Are
We are the Virginia-based affiliate of FIRST, an international non-profit mentoring organization that was created to excite young people about science and technology, prepare today's students to enter tomorrow's advanced technology-based workplace, and provide them with valuable life skills.We work with our FIRST program partners to bring hands-on project-based learning programs to over 10,000 children. FIRST Programs include the Junior FIRST LEGO®League and FIRST LEGO® League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition.
Our success is based on community support from sponsors and hundreds of volunteers who mentor teams and support activities and events. We hope that you will be excited about the many opportunities that VirginiaFIRST has to offer. Pleasecontact us about supporting a team, volunteering, or sponsoring an event or team.
Want to know what it's like to be a part of VirginiaFIRST? Click on our View From All Sides video to see what it's like to be a coach, a team member, or a volunteer
Inclement Weather Policy
In case of inclement weather the day of a VirginiaFIRST FTC or FRC event, please call 804.464.8945 after 5am for updates.
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