DC Metro FIRST

by VirginiaFIRST
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Summary

We are the Virginia-based affiliate of FIRST, an international non-profit mentoring organization that was created to excite young people about science and technology, prepare today's students to enter tomorrow's advanced technology-based workplace, and provide them with valuable life skills.We work with our FIRST program partners to bring hands-on project-based learning programs to over 1000s children.
$25,000.00
total goal
$22,373.00
remaining
28
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

There is a shortage of STEM professionals. FIRST recognizes this and has developed a progression of programs to get young students as young as kindergarten and keeping them engaged through 12th grade.

Solution

This project engages students with direct hands on programs to develop the technical and non technical life skills to be successful in future academic and career efforts. Through technical and non technical mentors, students learn how things are done in the real world.

Long-Term Impact

Students who particiapte in FIRST programs are more likely to go to college and graduate. There is a higher incidence of FIRST students entering career fields.

Resources

http:/​/​www.firstchesapeake.org
Provides information on FIRST programs
Details Virginia FIRST activities
Details on DC FIRST activities

Organization Information

VirginiaFIRST

Location: Richmond, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.virginiafirst.org
Project Leader:
Donald Brobst
Mechanicsville, Virginia United States
$2,627 raised of $25,000 goal
 
39 donations
$22,373 to go
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