F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has a very admirable mission:

to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, 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. 

Ever since I was introduced to FIRST in 2009, through their FIRST Lego League program, I have been involved with this amazing organization in different capacities.

From mentoring to judging, from Tournament Director to Judge Advisor, any many more volunteer positions.  I have had the privilege to working with 3 of the 4 programs offered by FIRST:

This has become a part of my life and my entire family is involved in it now.  I have seen the many benefits of the program with my own eyes, and it offers many essential life skills.