WE ARE FIRST WASHINGTON

TOGETHER, WE PREPARE KIDS TO BE STEAM LEADERS OF THE FUTURE

TO EXPLORE NEW SKILLS AND IDEAS

TO USE CREATIVITY AND PERSISTENCE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

TO APPLY WHAT WE LEARN TO IMPROVE OUR WORLD

TO RESPECT EACH OTHER AND EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES

TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE STRONGER WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER

TO ENJOY AND CELEBRATE ALL THAT WE DO!

With the help of community and industry, FIRST Washington offers the most comprehensive STEAM program in the state – Designed to inspire kids to be future leaders in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. 

10,050 STUDENTS SERVED

1,866 MENTORS AND COACHES

784 EVENT VOLUNTEERS

STUDENTS SERVED

MENTORS AND COACHES

EVENT VOLUNTEERS

The ocean is more than what you can see on the horizon. Beneath the surface lies our planet’s most complex ecosystems, full of life and potential for exploration and learning, where each inhabitant has a role to play in building a thriving environment.

During the 2024-2025 FIRST season, FIRST®DIVE presented by Qualcomm, teams will use their STEM and collaboration skills to explore life beneath the surface of the ocean. Along the way, we’ll uncover the potential in each of us to strengthen our community and innovate for a better world with healthy oceans. Join us as we explore the future.

The ocean is more than what you can see on the horizon. Beneath the surface lies our planet’s most complex ecosystems, full of life and potential for exploration and learning, where each inhabitant has a role to play in building a thriving environment.

During the 2024-2025 FIRST season, FIRST® DIVE presented by Qualcomm, teams will use their STEM and collaboration skills to explore life beneath the surface of the ocean. Along the way, we’ll uncover the potential in each of us to strengthen our community and innovate for a better world with healthy oceans. Join us as we explore the future.

FIRST CORE VALUES

The FIRST® Core Values emphasize our commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Gracious Professionalism

Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages highquality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. It is part of pursuing a meaningful life. One can add to society and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing one has acted with integrity and sensitivity.

Coopertition

Coopertition is displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition. It is founded on the concept and a philosophy that teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete. Coopertition means competing always, but assisting and enabling others when you can.

Discovery

Discovery We explore new skills and ideas.

Innovation

We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.

Impact

We apply what we learn to improve our world.

Inclusion

We respect each other and embrace our differences.

Teamwork

We are stronger when we work together.

Fun

We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

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