Welcome to the FIRST Mentor & Coach Resource Connection
As a Mentor or Coach of a FIRST team, you are, through the kids, the key ingredient in the success of your team. Your contribution to the success of FIRST programs and ultimately to the success of FIRST is immeasurable. The time, responsibility and expertise of a Mentor or Coach will vary but the one constant is that you are bringing something to your team that they need to learn, grow and succeed.
Who are FIRST Mentors and Coaches? Our team members say it best. A Mentor/Coach:
Can be a person of any age, teaching others what they know
Brings either technical or non technical expertise to the team
Provides the opportunity for students to learn directly through experiences
Begins as a teacher, evolves into a colleague
Knows that Mentoring and Coaching is about inspiring and guiding
Provides students the environment to succeed
Is patient, supportive, enthusiastic, compassionate and available
Remembers what’s important - it’s about the kids and they come first
Click on your area of interest in the left navigation menu to access the detailed information you need for a successful FIRST experience.
All of us here at FIRST would like to extend a most sincere "Thank You" to all of you for your time and energy given in support of FIRST Teams and programs. Your feedback is important to us. As you utilize the information and the linked resources, please send your comments or suggestions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.