FIRST Illinois Robotics is a 501(c)(3) corporation operating four FIRST programs in Illinois. The programs are; FIRST LEGO League Junior , FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition. There are over 900 robotics teams with over 7000 participants in grades K-12 participating in one of the four programs in Illinois.
The FIRST Illinois Robotics mission is to advance innovative programs that provide an environment where students, educators, professionals, and the technical community come together to cultivate lifelong learning in science, math and technology as well as 21st century work-life skills.
Inscite Illinois (DBA: FIRST Illinois Robotics) tax ID is 20-0707641
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. FIRST operates their programs in over 90 countries using local operating partners, such as FIRST Illinois Robotics, throughout the United States and across the world.
FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21 st century work-life skills