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Mentor Responsibilities



Mentoring a FIRST team makes you part of a community of amazing volunteers. Your time, your wisdom, and your commitment will have a direct impact on the students you work with and the community that you will be a part of.

All FIRST mentors:

  • Meet with teams regularly.                                                                                                                                                             
  • Provide as much, or as little, time as your schedule allows.
  • Help your team succeed by encouraging, guiding, and supporting your students.
  • Build excitement for science, technology, engineering and math through the FIRST experience.

Interested in getting involved? We would be happy to work with you to find a way for you to contribute. Let us know you are interested.  Express interest by clicking here!

For more information on how to get involved, contact our senior mentor at seniormentor@firstwa.org

Mentoring Opportunities
All of our programs are intended for students with no prior experience. FIRST  Washington has over 10,000 students involved in the state of Washington across 4 programs and 922 robotics teams.  

FIRST operates four different programs in the state of Washington:


Age Ranges Program Name Program Logo Season  Description 
 6 thru 10 yrs FIRST LEGO League Jr.
 
Aug - May Students research a themed topic for the season and build a model to demonstrate the information they have learned. Click here for more information.
 9 thru 14 yrs FIRST LEGO League   Sep - Jan Students research a themed topic for the season and build a robot using a LEGO Mindstorms NXT kit to compete in a robotics contest. Click here for more information. 
 12 thru 18 yrs FIRST Tech Challenge
 
Sep - Jan Students design and build a custom robot from the new LEGO Tetrix kit to compete in a contest. Click here for more information.
 14 thru 18 yrs FIRST Robotics Competition
 
Nov - Mar Large teams of students work with adult mentors to design and build a custom robot to play a game each year. Click here for more information.