Mentors - we need each other

Change the future

FIRST Team 1305 is looking for new mentors or coaches to help with the success of our team.

Volunteers power FIRST at every level, impacting more than 400,000 young people around the world each year. Whatever your expertise, FIRST has a volunteer opportunity for you. Whether you have a few weekend hours, the desire to mentor a team for a season, or want to work behind the scenes to help FIRST grow, opportunities abound for people who want to give back - helping to change lives, change our culture, and change the future.

Who are FIRST mentors and coaches? Our team members say it best. A mentor/coach:

  • Can be a person of any age, teaching others what they know
  • Brings either technical or non-technical expertise to the team
  • Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences

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New Mentors - Getting Started Information

FIRST isn’t just for kids.

FIRST programs are driven by the involvement of adults who inspire and learn alongside student participants in all progressions of FIRST. If you are interested in competitive robotics, fill out the contact form below and we will invite you to our next meeting.

As a Mentor or Coach of a FIRST team, you are, through the kids, the key ingredient in the success of your team. Your contribution to the success of FIRST programs and ultimately to the success of FIRST is immeasurable. The time, responsibility and expertise of a Mentor or Coach will vary but the one constant is that you are bringing something to your team that they need to learn, grow and succeed.

Who are FIRST Mentors and Coaches? Our team members say it best. A Mentor/Coach:

  • Is a person of any age, teaching others what they know
  • Can get involved in any FIRST progression/team available
  • Brings either technical or non-technical expertise to the team
  • Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences
  • Begins as a teacher, evolves into a colleague
  • Knows that Mentoring and Coaching is about inspiring and guiding
  • Provides students the environment to succeed
  • Is patient, supportive, enthusiastic, compassionate and available
  • Remembers what’s important – it’s about the kids and they come first

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