Reminder- FIRST Chesapeake/ VirginiaFIRST has a new mailing address!
A message from FIRST:
Start a team! The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition Grant application is now available.
Awarded teams will receive $6,000 in registration grants over the period of two seasons: $4,000 in season 1 and $2,000 in season 2.
Teams must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
It’s that time of year again: FIRST is HIRING!
If you answered “Yes” to all four questions, then you might be a perfect fit for our FIRST VISTA position!
About For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology: FIRSTⓇ was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. With a National Headquarters based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people (pre-K-12) to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The FIRSTAmeriCorps VISTA program places VISTA members in strategic locations to support FIRST programs nationwide.
FIRSTⓇ VISTA Members work to:
Qualifications: Candidates should possess strong organizational skills, proven ability to meet deadlines, have the ability to multi-task, be a team player, and have excellent communication skills. College degree preferred. Reliable transportation required. Familiarity with FIRST programs is preferred but not required.
Program Benefits: Training, Relocation Allowance, use of FIRST VISTA computer during service term, expense account, Health Benefit Plan*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon completion of service, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Plan, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Applications must be filled out at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50639&fromSearch=true to be considered for the position. Or go to my.americorps.gov and search listings for "FIRST VISTA-Nationwide"
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION 2018 SEASON- SAVE THE DATES
FIRST Chesapeake District Events
In order to streamline our communications, we will be focusing our efforts on the FIRST Chesapeake @FIRSTChesapeake Twitter page and deleting the VirginiaFIRST @VirginiaFIRST Twitter account the week of June 26th. Beginning July 1st, the current FIRST Chesapeake Twitter feed will relay information about both the FIRST Chesapeake District FRC program and the Virginia FTC program.
Unfortunately Twitter accounts cannot be merged.
Please tell your coaches and mentors, teammates, friends, families, and sponsors so they can switch as well.
In order to streamline our communications, we will be merging the FIRST Chesapeake Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FIRSTChesapeake/ with the VirginiaFIRST Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/virginiafirst/ the week of June 26th. Beginning July 1st the VirginiaFIRST page will be renamed FIRST Chesapeake, and will relay information about both the FIRST Chesapeake District FRC program and the Virginia FTC program. All of the events and information you have enjoyed will now be on this one site.
If you have “Liked” and are currently following either page, you do not have to do anything. The merger will seamlessly bring both groups together.
However, If there are photos of you or your team on the FIRST Chesapeake page from before June 26th, those cannot be merged. Please download any photos you like before they disappear.