Vision and Mission


Our vision is 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.

Our mission is 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.

Our programs offer young people in grades K-12 hands-on experiences where they work in Teams to design and build robots that will meet game-specific challenges.



South Carolina FIRST LEGO League & Robotics Education, Inc. supports the development of future scientists and engineers through robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.  We are the Affiliate Partner in South Carolina for FIRST LEGO League Junior and FIRST LEGO League.  The President of our Board also acts as the FIRST LEGO League Affiliate Partner.  As the FIRST LEGO League Partner in South Carolina we are responsible for:

  • Providing overall leadership, direction, management and communication of the FIRST LEGO League Junior and FIRST LEGO League programs in South Carolina
  • Administering the FIRST LEGO League program standards with regards to refereeing, judging, and awards in South Carolina
  • Delivering the FIRST LEGO League Junior and FIRST LEGO League programs guided by the Core Value of Gracious Professionalism
  • Ensuring kids have fun and their work is respected!
  • Maintaining quality global standards for tournaments and program administration
  • The South Carolina FIRST LEGO League Tournament system
  • Hosting the State Championship Tournaments
  • Conducting coach training
  • Raising awareness of FIRSTFIRST LEGO League Junior and FIRST LEGO League in the community
  • Helping generate new teams and new sponsorships
  • Representing FIRST LEGO League Junior and FIRST LEGO League while interacting with other FIRST programs
  • Setting goals with FIRST and LEGO for program growth in South Carolina
  • Sharing program information from FIRST Headquarters in New Hampshire with interested parties in South Carolina

The overall goal of South Carolina FIRST LEGO League & Robotics Education, Inc. is to stimulate students’ interest and capabilities in STEM fields, thereby increasing the pool of talented and skilled students who pursue careers in these areas.

Our team works with South Carolina school districts, individual schools, teachers, parents and community groups to provide support needed to effectively and provocatively teach K-12 STEM through the implementation of FIRST programs.South Carolina FIRST LEGO League & Robotics Education, Inc. is engaged in education through – professional development for teachers, enrichment activities for students, and public advocacy – all designed to engage and inspire students in STEM fields. South Carolina FIRST LEGO League & Robotics Education, Inc. knows that STEM education is a key component in developing a healthy economy for our state.

Our board consists of educators, engineers, industry professionals, parents and other like-minded individuals in South Carolina.  We are a 100% volunteer run organization serving the entire great State of South Carolina.

We are a federally registered 501(c)3 and a registered charity in South Carolina.  Your donations will support teams in South Carolina and help us to promote and sustain STEM related interests in South Carolina through the FIRST Programs.

PO Box 21
Central, SC 29630-0021

Please view and download our Prospectus for sponsorship opportunities.  Click here.