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More Than Robots

Our Impact

The mission of FIRST robotics is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities. Our team encourages this through our three branches out community outreach: STEM, FIRST Mentoring & Volunteering, and Southington & Beyond.



The STEM movement within our outreach structure intends to provide access to technology education to everyone in our community and beyond.

These efforts include:

  • DIY STEM Kits with Southington Public Library

  • STEM @ Home Videos

  • Cyber Senior Programs (Lego Building & Tech Class)

  • Unofficial After School Robotics Team

  • STEM for ALL - Community Event

  • Bristle Bot Projects with Elementary Schools

FIRST Mentoring & Volunteering

Through FIRST Mentoring & Volunteering we promote the values of FIRST by giving back to the program that we love. We do this by volunteering at events and competitions, as well as coaching local FLL teams, such as:

  • Bricks & Minifigs FLL Team

  • Volunteering at FLL Events

  • Volunteering at FRC Competitions

  • Participating in NEFIRST University Day 


Southington & Beyond

The Southington & Beyond sector of our impact focuses on relieving struggles within our community and others.

  • Veterans Dinner

  • Operation E.L.F. Toy Drive for CT National Guard

  • Southington Community Services

    • Winter Clothing Drive

    • Food Drive

  • MLK Mural Unveiling

  • Pride Flag Raising

  • Guiding Light Orphans Support 

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