During this season of thanks, we want all our teams to know how appreciative we are of you — not just because of your participation in FIRST programs, but for all you do to make it loud for our mission. You understand how important it is to inspire young minds and engage kids in STEM, and the statistics prove it – kids who participate in FIRST programs are more interested in doing well in school and going to college. Each and every one of you understand that FIRST is about more than robots; it’s about empowering students everywhere to make the world a better place.

We want to encourage even more kids around the world to dream big, and we invite you to join us. On Giving Tuesday (November 28), we’re rallying our #stemsquad and participating in this global day of giving back through a 24-hour marathon fundraiser!

Join the movement by setting up your own fundraising page –the process is simple, and only takes a few minutes.  Customize it, share your page with friends and family, and ask them to consider supporting the work you’re doing with FIRST with a donation of any amount.

Changing the world is an aggressive goal, but with your support we’re getting closer every day!

With gratitude,

Kim Wierman Reid