FIRST Mentors, are, through the kids, the key ingredient in the success of a team. The Mentors’ contribution to the success of FIRST programs and ultimately to the success of FIRST is immeasurable. The time, responsibility and expertise of a Mentor or Coach will vary but the one constant is that you are bringing something to your team that they need to learn, grow and succeed.

A Mentor/Coach:

  •  Can be a person of any age, teaching others what they know
  •  Brings either technical or non technical expertise to the team
  •  Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences
  •  Begins as a teacher, evolves into a colleague
  •  Knows that Mentoring and Coaching is about inspiring and guiding
  •  Provides students the environment to succeed
  •  Is patient, supportive, enthusiastic, compassionate and available
  •  Remembers what’s important – it’s about the kids and they come first

 

Want to Become a Mentor?

Contact a FIRST Senior Mentor in your area:

Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Ty Frediks

Northern California
Robert Greene

Inland Empire
Rick Sisk

Los Angeles
Brian Johnson
Velma Lomax