FIRST, an inclusive robotics community working to prepare young people for the future, understands the broad societal context of economic, educational and social factors historically leading to disproportionate access and outcomes. A vital part of our strategic intent is to serve an inclusive and diverse audience, reflecting the population of the communities we serve. Bring engaging robotics programs to your school. Students engaged in STEM programs are prepared for success in the classroom and the workforce. According to a five year study by Brandeis University of FIRST participants, these students were three times more likely than their peers to show gains in STEM career interest. This impact is evident regardless of race, gender, income or community type.