Global Reach*

  • 460,000+ students
  • 52,000+ teams
  • 40,000+ robots created
  • 120,000+ Mentors/adult supporter roles filled
  • 110,000+ other Volunteer roles filled (e.g. event Volunteers, Affiliate Partners, VISTAs)
*Projections for the 2016/17 season

2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

  • 3,357 teams
  • 83,000+ participants (Ages 14-18; Grades 9-12)

2016/17 FIRST Tech Challenge

  • 5,500+ teams
  • 55,000+ participants (Ages 12-18; Grades 7-12)

2016/17 FIRST LEGO League

  • 32,000 teams
  • 255,000+ participants (Ages 9-16*; Grades 4-8)
  • Representing 80+ countries
  • *Ages vary by country

2016/17 FIRST LEGO League Jr.

  • 11,000+ teams
  • 68,000+ participants (Grades K-4)

2017 FIRST Scholarship Program

  • $50 million in college scholarships
  • 1,500+ scholarship opportunities
  • Nearly 200 scholarship providers


2017 FIRST Volunteers & Sponsors

  • 230,000 Volunteer roles filled
  • 3,500 Sponsors including over 200 of the Fortune® 500 companies