FIRST: Celebrating 25 Years of Training Young Innovators

Posted Monday, April 14, 2014 in Innovation by Patricia Seybold

This month, Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers’ amazing global organization celebrates its 25th anniversary. I highly recommend that you take your kids or grandkids and make the pilgrimage to St. Louis for the FIRST world championships on April 23-26th, 2014. Or at least watch the action via video. I’ve been to two of these annual championship events and taken both grandkids and clients. It was much more memorable and inspirational than a trip to Disneyland.

Of course, kids are naturally creative and innovative. So what’s special about the FIRST program that participation in it transforms any child into a chief scientist or engineer able to lead teams of peers to tackle our most complex and daunting problems?Fire-Breathing_Rubber_Duckies_FLL_Team

Here’s what kids (and their parents and the mentors who coach them) learn:

25 Years of Training Young Innovators
Your Next Hires? FIRST Inspires Young People to Invent and Innovate in Team Coopertition
By Patricia B. Seybold, CEO & Sr. Consultant, April 11, 2014


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