FIRST’s (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, 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 including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Parents play an important role in this mission.  Besides providing transportation for their children, many parents serve as coaches or mentors for their child’s team. If you would like to become involved with your child’s team, see the volunteers page or just attend the next meeting.

Rutland Area Robotics’ programs cover the following age ranges. More information is available on the about page.

  • Ages 6-9:  Jr. FLL
  • Ages 9-16: FLL
  • Ages 12-18: FTC
  • Ages 14-18: FRC