FIRST is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Manchester, NH.

FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

FIRST delivers 4 exciting, inspiring youth technology programs:
  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
  • FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
  • Jr. FIRST LEGO League (JrFLL)

Playing At Learning serves as the affiliate partner for Northern California for FTC, FLL and JrFLL.

The Play Space serves as a home for all of the FIRST progression of programs for Northern California.