FIRST is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, that offers robotic competitions for students in grades K-12. In the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program, teams of high school students design, build, and program robots to complete specified tasks in competition with other teams. But FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect - of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future.