What is Future is FIRST?
The Future is FIRST Virtual Event is a chance for the FIRST Washington community to come together and showcase teams, coaches, mentors, volunteers, and alumni while raising money to continue our mission of STEM education.
When and where is Future is FIRST?
The Future is FIRST event will be hosted virtually this year on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:30 am. The Virtual Event will be broadcasted and will highlight all four programs, student and alumni stories and employers who hire FIRST alumni.
What is the cost and where do the funds go?
This is a complimentary event to attend, so no registration fee. Please sign up here and help us spread the word by inviting your friends. During the program, we hope that you will be inspired to make a donation. Our fundraising goal for this event is $75,000 and donations of all levels are welcomed! As an organization that is supporting over 15,000 students 6-18, each of us has the ability to give what we can.
Funds raised will go to support FIRST Washington teams and deliver programs including our robotics competitions. With 82% of all FIRST Washington’s revenue generated from charitable contributions, your gift will help!
Can I host a virtual table for this event?
Yes, you can and we would love if you did! Hosting a virtual table is easy to do. Set up your personal fundraising page here and follow instructions in setting up your page.
Can anyone participate?
Yes! We want to bring our community together to stay strong during this time of need, and this event is our opportunity to do so! We invite all teams, coaches, mentors, and volunteers to join us for this virtual event!
Who is FIRST Washington?
We are the largest afterschool STEM program across the state, inspiring students ages 6-18 to get interested in STEM through robotics! We have nearly 1200 teams in 133 school districts (34 out of 39 counties) and other great community organizations (Boys and Girls Clubs, community centers, Girl Scouts, 4-H, etc.). We like to call FIRST Washington the sport of science, technology, and teamwork…..where every kid can go pro! To see FIRST Washington programs impact, check these out: Royal City and Nerdy Girls.
How do I set up a Fundraising Page for the Virtual Event?
- Click here to visit the Future is FIRST fundraising page*
- Scroll to the bottom and select “I Want to Fundraise for This”
- Follow the prompts to create your login information
- Get creative and customize your page!
*Please note these sites are only compatible with Google Chrome web browsers!
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to last year’s FIRST Washington Virtual Showcase and Awards Ceremony! If you didn’t have the chance to join us for the Showcase, you can watch it here!
Future is FIRST
2nd Annual FIRST Washington Virtual Event
Thursday, May 13, 2021
FIRST Washington Virtual Awards Ceremony to Follow
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