About
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE

What Is
FIRST® WASHINGTON

FIRST® Washington is an organization that inspires youth by immersing them in robotics as a team sport. Our hands-on approach and lively competitions ignite passion, encouraging discovery and creativity. Young people across Washington State have fun as they learn to be the science and technology leaders of tomorrow.

We offer four levels of programs to excite young people from kindergarten through high school about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We welcome youth and volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities, and work hard to deliberately engage girls and diverse populations to ensure equal access for all to STEM education.

FIRST® Washington is a national leader in robotics competitions. Our supportive environment for students, teachers, and volunteers at every level, has made FIRST® Washington the largest and most comprehensive robotics program in the state.

The FIRST®
MISSION

FIRST® Washington is the regional partner of FIRST®, a national organization dedicated to inspiring all young people to be science and technology leaders. FIRST® engages them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, technology, and engineering skills. FIRST® inspires innovation and fosters well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

FIRST® LEGO® League
SUPPORTS YOU

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, coach, volunteer, or team member, FIRST® LEGO® League has your back every step of the way. We’ve built an array of resources to help guide you, solve problems, and make your robotics journey a success.

  • Educators

    FIRST® Washington gives educators access to helpful online toolkits, detailed instructions, and connections to resources, including a free, comprehensive online curriculum and professional development.

  • Youth

    FIRST® Washington makes sure that students have all they need to be inspired, develop their talents and do their best in FIRST® LEGO® League. Our resources make it easy to find the answers you need.

  • Volunteers

    Volunteers – both those who work during the season and those who get involved to support end-of-season events – are a vital part of FIRST® LEGO® League. Our resources clearly outline those tasks and responsibilities.

The
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE SEASON

May
Registration

Registration opens. Grant applications available.

August
Annual Challenge Announced
September
Registration

Registration closes Sept. 30 at the latest. Grants applications due.

October—November
Project and robot work
December—January
Qualifier Competitions
January—February
Semi Finals and State Championships
April
World Festival and National Expos
May

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