FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a national program that combines the rigors of science with the excitement of sports to engage students in STEM. The after-school robotics-based programs reach youth ages 6 to 18, starting with FIRST LEGO League Jr. and building to the high-school level FIRST Robotics Competition.

Each program engages students in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life skills including self-confidence, communication and leadership.

KC FIRST manages regional competitions and support for the suite of FIRST Robotics programs, including: FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Challenge

See how you can get involved.

Upcoming Events

Feb 4, 2023
FIRST Tech Challenge KC East League Tournament
Feb 11, 2023
FIRST Tech Challenge KC West League Tournament
Mar 15, 2023
FIRST Robotics Competition Heartland Regional | Olathe South
Mar 22, 2023
FIRST Robotics Competition Central Missouri Regional | Sedalia


  • Other STEM program provider

Audience Served

  • Students: Elementary
  • Students: High School
  • Students: Middle School

Opportunities Offered

  • After school/out of school
  • Competition
  • Conference/workshops

Focus Areas

  • Robotics