Since its founding in 1989, hundreds of thousands of youth have been part of FIRST programs worldwide. As we enter our 24th year of providing quality STEM education programs, we’re also starting to see 2nd generation involvement, as the children of former FIRST team members begin taking up RCXs, EV3s, and NXTs in Jr. FLL and FLL, and multiple generations of families are often involved in teams and tournament production. Many FIRST alum fully subscribe to the philosophy that FIRST is for Life!
The Florida FIRST Alumni group boasts nearly 200 members and growing, with a robust Twitter group, a professional LinkedIn group and plans for additional social media and networking resources for professional and personal achievement as well as for providing continued mentoring and support services to next generation FIRST students.
Who Can Join?
To join Florida FIRST Alumni you:
• must be a senior in high school or a high school graduate
• must have been involved in FIRST as a student before graduating
• must have some connection to Florida (currently live in, work in, attend college in, or were on Florida team when you were in school).
Why Join Florida FIRST Alumni?
Florida FIRST Alumni members will have the opportunity to:
• learn about FIRST events in FL
• learn about mentor and volunteer opportunities with FIRST
• create career development opportunities through mentoring and coaching
• learn about job and internship opportunities
• network with fellow FIRST alumni
• share your experiences with current FIRST participants and sponsors
• and much, much more
How do I join?
Fill out our online form and we’ll do the rest!
Email FFA Chair, Barry Bohnsack at FloridaFIRSTalumni@gmail.com.