Our mission is to help accelerate computer science learning at any elementary school. It starts with Family Code Night, a delightful event that any school can put on using our free Event Kit. This whole-school family program ignites coding and computer science learning at any elementary school, and in any family. The event uniquely engages children K-5 and their parents or guardians in the eye-opening experience of doing their first hour of computer programming, together, then gives all participants ideas and links for continued CS learning and fun. We invite any school, parent, principal or educator to download our Event Kit and put on this program for their school.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 by inventor/entrepreneur Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Student participants, in K-12, master skills and concepts to aid in learning science and technology through innovative projects and robotics competitions, while gaining valuable employment and life skills.