Step 2 Choose a Home for your team.
Examples of organizations that host FIRST Robotics Teams
- Schools (public, private, charter)
- Boys/Girls Club
- Scout Troop (girls or boys)
- Home School Cohort
Why do students love FIRST?
Devon Langley, FIRST® Robotics Competition participant and FIRST® LEGO League alum shares, “As a long-time FIRST® student ready to graduate high school, I have gained valuable skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, public speaking, and, of course, STEM skills like coding and designing that will help me take on the challenges of college with more confidence. Since FIRST teams work so closely with local businesses, organizations, and even local and state representatives, this program has allowed me to become a more engaged citizen in my community, and has taught me that I can play a role in its future.”
Step 3 Get Funding!
Are you in Southwest Indiana? (Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Knox, or Daviess counties)
Then you are eligible for Toyota sponsorship! Learn More!
Are you in Southeast Indiana? (Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Clark, Scott, Washington, Jackson, Jennings, Bartholomew, Switzerland, Ohio, Dearborn, Ripley, Decatur, or Franklin counties)
Then you are eligible for our Southeastern Indiana Grant. Learn More!
Reach out to Chris Osborne with questions about other regional, national, grants or sponsorships that may be available to start your team!