building 2FIRST® is a family of 4 programs. Each level is designed to help young people develop new skills, learn how to work as a team, and practice Gracious Professionalism®.

Older participants are eligible for over 50 million dollars in scholarships given by colleges and corporations, and at every step along the FIRST journey, tens of thousands of adults are there to help as coaches, mentors, volunteers and sponsors.

Many have come to the program themselves because they believe in the power of FIRST to engage young people at every age level. FIRST teaches new skills, builds self-confidence, ignites passions, and inspires students to consider choosing science, engineering, and technology as a career path.

FIRST LEGO® League Jr.

lego league jr

Grades K-4; Ages 6-10

Guided by Adult Coaches, and Core Values, teams design and build a Team Model based on the Challenge, using LEGO® Education WeDo to program it to move. They illustrate their research and jouney in a Show Me Poster, sharing what they learned.

To learn more about FIRST LEGO® League Jr. or to start a team, please contact Ian Armstrong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ken St. Hilaire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 320-8262.


Season Information

Registration Open: May - April

Challenge Release: August

Event/Tournament Season: August - April

Team Composition

Teams of 2-6 children formed by schools, after school programs, home schools, & community groups

Team Commitment

One-to-two hour meetings, generally held for 8-12 weeks

Estimated Program Costs

Individual teams - Single Team Registration - $99

WeDo 2.0 - $167.95 (reusable)

Season Pass, Small (12 teams) - $895

Season Pass Large (24 teams) - $1,750

Scholarships & Grants

Rookie team grants via the New Hampshire Robotics Education Fund

FIRST LEGO® League

lego league

Grades 4-8; Ages 9-16

Teams design their own solution to a real-world problem and build autonomous LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots that perform a series of missions based on an annual theme.

To learn more about FIRST LEGO® League or to start a team, please contact Brian Belley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ken St. Hilaire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 320-8262.


Season Information

Registration Open: May - September

Challenge Release: August

Event/Tournament Season: November - April

Team Composition

Teams of up to 10 students formed by schools, after school programs, home schools, & community groups

Team Commitment

One-to-three-hour meetings generally held for 8-12 weeks

Estimated Program Costs

Single Team Registration - $225

Robot Kit - $469.95 (reusable)

Challenge Set - $75 (annual)

Season Pass, Small (up to 50 students, one competitive team) - $950

Season Pass, Large (up to 100 students, one competitive team) - $1,795

Scholarships & Grants

Rookie team grants via the New Hampshire Robotics Education Fund

FIRST Tech Challenge

ftc

Grades 7-12; Ages 12-18

Teams design, build, and program their robots to compete in and Alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and programmed using Java or Blocks.

To learn more about FIRST Tech Challenge or to start a team, please contact Frank Grossman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ken St. Hilaire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 320-8262.


Season Information

Registration Open: May - March

Challenge Release: September

Event/Tournament Season: November - April

Team Composition

Teams of up to 15 students formed by schools, after school programs, home schools, & community groups

Team Commitment

Two-to-four-hour meetings generally held twice a week for 8-12 weeks

Estimated Program Costs

Team Registration - $275

Robot Kit of Parts - $995 (reusable)

Scholarships & Grants

Rookie team grants via the New Hampshire Robotics Education Fund

$50 million in scholarships from nearly 200 providers

FIRST Robotics Competition

frc

Grades 9-12; Ages 14-18

Teams of students build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors, and are challenged to design a team "brand," and hone teamwork skills.

To learn more about FIRST Robotics Competition or to start a team, please contact Scott Heaton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ken St. Hilaire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 320-8262.


Season Information

Registration Open: May - December

Challenge Release: January

Event/Tournament Season: February - April

Team Composition

Teams of up to 10 or more students formed by schools, after school programs, home schools, & community groups

Team Commitment

Six week build season from January-February

Estimated Program Costs

Team Registration & Materials:

$6,000 (new teams)

$5,000 (existing teams)

Scholarships & Grants

Rookie team grants via the New Hampshire Robotics Education Fund

$50 million in scholarships from nearly 200 providers

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