Nicole, a rookie FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. and FIRST® LEGO® League coach from a small tourist town in South Dakota, USA, wanted everyone in her community to know about FIRST®. From parents, to people at the grocery store, to her veterinarian, Nicole was on a mission to drum up support for the new team she was forming with her children.

Nicole’s mission was successful – as word spread about her new team, many local families were eager to participate. Without a local FIRST contact in her community, Nicole took to the internet to connect with FIRST partners and coaches from other states.

In today’s coach interview, Nicole shares her advice about starting teams in a community new to FIRST:

Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your story – and for providing the FIRST experience to kids in your community!


Some of Nicole’s team members hard at work on the HYDRO DYNAMICSSM Challenge

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