FIRST Israel, from The TECHNION house

Haifa, H̱efa, 3200003 Israel

Mission Statement

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

About This Cause

Help us "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." - Dean Kamen, FIRST Founder For 30 years, FIRST has combined the fun and excitement of traditional sports with the rigor of STEM learning and the inspiration that comes from community through programs that have a proven impact on learning, interest, and skill-building inside and outside of the classroom. We believe STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is for everyone. STEM engagement builds confidence in young people and opens doors to all kinds of career opportunities. FIRST Israel is spread over the entire country, including underserved and underrepresented populations, with a participation of all sectors such as Jews including Haredim, Muslims, Bedouin, Christian, Druze, and Circassian. An average of 38% of the members of the Israeli FIRST teams are young women. Many of them hold key leading positions on their teams. FIRST was founded by renowned inventor Dean Kamen in 1989. FIRST has reached more than 2.5 million youth participants in more than 98 countries over the past three decades. FIRST Israel was founded in 2005 by Maj. General (ret.) Avihu Ben-Nun, former Commander of the Israel Airforce, in cooperation with the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Please note: 100% of these funds benefit the FIRST Israel Annual Fund and mission as a not-for-profit organization; the donations are unrestricted and cannot be raised for any individual participant or team.

FIRST Israel, from The TECHNION house
Canada Building, Technion City
Haifa, H̱efa 3200003
Phone +972 54-322-3388
Unique Identifier 5723358205099_299a