About Maryland FIRST

DSC_0696HatMaryland FIRST offers a progression of programs for youth in grades K to 12, ages 6-18. With assistance from our sponsors, coaches, mentors and friends, FIRST programs challenge and inspire more than 4,000 students in more than 500 teams across the state. We are always looking to add new teams, sponsors and mentors.

FIRST operations in Maryland are driven by a small staff in-state and many dedicated local volunteers, supplemented by headquarters staff in Manchester, NH.  Our partner in Maryland for the FIRST LEGO League program is the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

We coordinate events and fundraising with the FIRST National Capital Region, which encompasses Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.  This coordinated effort helps us approach major sponsors to support events and teams throughout the region and gives the teams more opportunity to compete.