Aptiv Foundation


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1989. Its mission is to inspire youth from Pre-K through high school to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs and competitions that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster
well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Find Out More About Getting Involved

Interested in FIRST team sponsorship?

FIRST Core Values

The core values of FIRST are values that parallel our own:

  • Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
  • Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
  • Impact:  We apply what we learn to improve our world.
  • Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
  • Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
  • Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

Our Involvement

As an organization, we support the mission of FIRST by doing the following:

  • Sponsor teams at the grade school, middle school, and high school level
  • Fund scholarships
  • Provide teams with mentors
  • Host events where teams can showcase their work and network
  • Provide judges and general volunteers for FIRST competitions