FIRST® Washington is bringing Team Booster Accounts into the technology age, finally! This service will be available this spring. The vision is to have all of this online so a team (one designated mentor per team) can check the team’s account balance online and request reimbursement electronically.
In the interim, teams who wish to fundraise for their team through FIRST® Washington, please create your personal fundraising page through our Give Lively site. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/washington-first-robotics/help-bring-stem-alive-for-a-washington-state-young-person
Please do not forget FIRST® Washington is the non-profit that is bringing this resource to you and delivers the program for your team! We encourage you to invite individuals and companies to donate to FIRST® Washington so that we can continue to grow FIRST® programs and reach more youth across Washington State.
Here is a guide to setting up and using Give Lively
General discussion forums made for and by participants in the FIRST® Tech Challenge to help them collaborate.
Resources for FIRST® Tech Challenge teams specific to designing and building the robot.
To help you prepare for your upcoming season, please reference this budget. Every team’s budget is different, based upon your team’s goals for the year, so this is only a guide.
We want you to have a fun and successful season, so we have compiled all of the resources we think you will need to guide your team. This link is updated regularly with new resources, so check back often!
Fundraising is an essential part of every FIRST® Tech Challenge Team’s season! Teams need funds for supplies, competition fees, travel costs, and robot building. We have collected all of our most helpful fundraising resources in one place to help your team be successful.
Programming resources for FIRST® Tech Challenge teams; including support and troubleshooting.
Resources for FIRST® Tech Challenge teams preparing for competitions including what to have prepared before competitions and what to bring with you.
Resources for FIRST® Tech Challenge teams outreach and marketing including promotional flyers for and video tutorials on team recruitment.
Policies and procedure of the re-granting process for FIRST® teams.
General questions regarding grants people often ask, to help guide you with your tasks for the season.
List of the awards FIRST® Tech Challenge teams can compete for at competitions.
Descriptions and criteria for the awards FIRST® Tech Challenge teams can compete for at competitions.
Nominate outstanding FIRST® students to recognize them for their leadership and dedication with the program.
This calendar gives a brief overview of the FIRST® Tech Challenge season.
A place to find and apply for scholarships offered to FIRST® students.
Resources for FIRST® alumni including scholarships, internships, and networking opportunities.
Videos and real team examples of how to successfully raise funds for your team.
A guide for mentors to understand their roles and responsibilities.
FIRST® Washington Booster Accounts can be used by teams to keep track of finances. This document includes all the details and instructions for managing donations, spending, and other team money management.
Training resources for both youth and coaches to create diverse, inclusive and equitable team environments for the students.