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First Nevada

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to inspire young people to become 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. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

OUR VISION
“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.”
— Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST

OUR GOALS
The ultimate goal of FIRST Nevada is to substantially strengthen the school-to-career pipeline through which young people are inspired to explore opportunities in STEAM in order to foster the next generation of
science, innovation and technology leaders.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
As a nonprofit organization serving the youth of Nevada since 2005, the support of companies, organizations and individuals in the community is vital to our success. All of our supporters are critical to building programs that engage students in meaningful STEAM education, and we are grateful to each one for their unique contributions. Your support, in any amount, is greatly appreciated.

Ways to support FIRST Nevada: Individual and Corporate Giving; Sponsorship; Employee Giving Campaign; Nevada’s Big Give. Donations accepted at FirstNevada.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Each season, FIRST Nevada uses hundreds of volunteers for our exciting events. Whether you have a few hours to volunteer or an entire day, there is a volunteer role suited to your unique talents and interest. Event volunteers take on a variety of roles from judging to crowd control; both technical and nontechnical roles. We welcome all talents, ideas, skills, and enthusiasm, with no experience required.

Join us as a volunteer and make a difference in the lives of K-12 students in NV. Help kids discover the fun in science and technology; help young people apply real-world math and science concepts; network with like-minded professionals; and help celebrate science and technology.
 Visit FirstNevada.org for more information or email us at [email protected].

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Your donation will help cover the costs of bringing these valuable, engaging programs to the K-12 students in Nevada as well as expand our reach to more schools and a more diverse population of students in the state.

Through the resources they provide, our sponsors are helping FIRST Nevada inspire young people to become the next generation of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) professionals. This support, including financial contributions, in-kind donations, employee volunteerism and mentoring, provides vital resources for FIRST Nevada’s organizational growth, and is a testimony 
to the value found in our programs.

FIRST Nevada sponsorship opportunities include: Sponsorship of Programs and Events; In-Kind Donations; Scholarships & Internships for students; and Employee Engagement. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, email us at [email protected].

SERVICE AREA
FIRST Nevada provides K-12 STEAM programs throughout the state of Nevada.

YEAR ESTABLISHED
2005

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Angela Quick
Regional Director

Jean Hoppert
Chair

Steve Philpott
Chair EAB – VP

Kim Womack
Treasurer

Bruce Romeo
Secretary

Paul Dixon

Colleen Dunn

John Fountain

Dee Frewert
Northern NV Partner

Pam Garfield
FIRST LEGO League

Kevin Geraghty

Alan Hall

Brian Mitchell

Calum Pearson

Kate Timmers
FIRST Tech Challenge

Missy Young

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