FIRST® Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc. was formed in 2003 to support FIRST teams, and to grow FIRST programs throughout the Louisiana-Mississippi region. Based in New Orleans, LA, this 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity provides financial & logistical support for FIRST Teams and Events, as well as acting as a conduit between teams and corporate entities who are interested in supporting teams financially, or through in-kind donations or mentorships.
FIRST Louisiana Mississippi, Inc. acts as fiduciary and program delivery partner for the following programs:
- Louisiana-Mississippi FIRST Robotics Competition Program
- Louisiana FIRST Tech Challenge Program
- Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Programs
FIRST, Inc. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.