Help Support the Next Generation!

Sponsors are a key element to helping FIRST inspire young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals. Through financial contributions, in-kind donations, employee volunteerism and mentoring, supporters of FIRST provide vital resources for the success and growth of the program.

Why support FIRST in Missouri? FIRST is one of the leading STEM program for students ages 6-18 i supporting thousands of young people in the our region.  With key support from current supporters, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering.

We cultivate innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships with corporations that share our founder, Dean Kamen’s, vision “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.”

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What are the benefits of a FIRST Sponsorship?

As a sponsor, you are joining a community that is focused on inspiring young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals creating a better future for tomorrow.

Through your sponsorship of the FIRST program, you will be able to strengthen your company’s reputation in the community while gaining recognition for your efforts across FIRST properties and events.

Last but certainly not least, supporting the FIRST in Missouri creates a pipeline for interns and future employees between your company and the students participating in FIRST.

How do I become a FIRST Sponsor?

We are excited that you are interested in becoming a FIRST sponsor! Your support is crucial to the success of the program. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Roth, Executive Director at


Can I schedule a Sponsorship Presentation?

Yes, we would love to schedule a time to provide you additional information about all the programs and ways to be involved!

To schedule a time for a presentation, please contact Laura Roth, Executive Director at