FIRST® ROBOTICS IS THE LEADING K-12 STEM PROGRAM GLOBALLY. THE PUERTO RICO CHAPTER NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
FIRST students are prepared for greater success in the classroom and workforce.
Powered by a mission-driven global robotics community and evidence based programs designed to ignite curiosity
and encourage exploration, FIRST® prepares young people for the future.
Supported by adult coaches, mentors, educators, volunteers, sponsors, and alumni, FIRST offers a progressive
series of team robotics challenges for students aged 6-18. FIRST programs are designed with hands-on,
real-world experiences known to increase interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and
math (STEM) and inspire today’s kids to build tomorrow’s leaders.
Research shows FIRST is advancing its mission to increase the number of students interested in STEM — and
that interest is influencing their educational and career choices.
WE ARE GROWING STEADY AND STRONG
Through generous donations like yours, students from low income Title 1 schools will have the opportunity to participate in FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics – the largest and most effective STEM education program in the world. You can be part of growing our successful program here in Puerto Rico. While our island continues to address the struggling economy and post hurricane recovery, Eureka recognizes the importance of preparing our students to be the STEM professionals and technology leaders needed for our shared future.
YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS FIRST® PUERTO RICO:
- Team Growth in Puerto Rico
- Robots for Public School Students
- Coding Workshops
- Curriculum Guides
- Team Registration
- Teacher Training
Meet STEM Teacher Arlene Gomez
Arlene joined FIRST® LEGO® League through a Grant we were able to provide her school. No sooner had they successfully registered, than hurricane María struck. Arlene and her students showed extraordinary resilience and determination. They were determined to continue to participate, research, code, and program. They conducted most of their research from their teacher’s iPhone because they were without electricity for months. Their performance and innovative solutions received enormous accolades and the students received numerous invitations to present and showcase their creative invention for finding, using, and transporting water.
Ms. Arlene’s advocacy for STEM learning and the excitement of her children to learn join FIRST® Robotics continues to grow. She is now a leader in her school for STEM education. She is on her third year as an extraordinary coach and most recently was awarded a grant to build a STEM Classroom to support the growing interest of STEM in the school. The FIRST® ROBOTICS program has found a dedicated and lively classroom for student growth and learning.
Eureka Enrichment Services, Inc. Proud Affiliate Partner for FIRST®
Eureka is a Puerto Rico based 501 (c) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide high quality enrichment and learning opportunities for all kids from all socio economic backgrounds in Puerto Rico. With a special focus on STEM fields, we seek to inspire and ignite a sustained interest and curiosity for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We proudly partner with national organizations to ensure that students in Puerto Rico have equal access to the best learning opportunities available in education. As Proud Partners for FIRST® in Puerto Rico and Zero Robotics with MIT/NASA we are preparing a strong pipeline for a continually evolving technological workforce. Eureka plays a pivotal part in preparing students in Puerto Rico towards successful STEM pathways. Supporting Eureka directly supports the growth of FIRST® in Puerto Rico.