Every year hundreds of thousands of children are transformed  by their participation in FIRST®  programs. Friends of FIRST Inc. has devoted its energy and passion to reaching hundreds of thousands more by eliminating the barriers to entry caused by funding constraints.  Our belief is that every child should have the opportunity to participate in these programs and we will work with public schools to provide the necessary funding and support to get their programs up and running.

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Unfortunately, the cost of fielding a FIRST® team is sometimes more than some schools can support.  Robotics kits, registration fees, computers and game tables represent a significant cost.  Donate today to help us expand the access to these exciting programs.

Friends of FIRST Inc. is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through the support and funding of FIRST programs in Southeast Louisiana and Gulf Coast public schools. 

Donate or volunteer locally today to help us support these programs and inspire the next generation of our brightest minds.

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