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FIRST Chesapeake

Mission Statement FIRST Chesapeake uses robots as the vehicle to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based leadership enrichment programs and competitions to youth in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.Our mission is to:Inspire youth to become science & technology leaders by engaging them in robotics programs that build STEM skills Promote the spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurshipFoster valuable life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and creative thinkingHelp young people acquire the knowledge and skills needed to compete in our technology-driven global economyEncourage students to pursue STEM-based academics and future careers.FIRST Chesapeake operates under the umbrella of VirginiaFIRST, a registered 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1999. Our programs directly impact over 6,700 middle and high school students. Each year, 50,000+ individuals attend 15+ robotics competitions in the FIRST Chesapeake District. FIRST Chesapeake also works closely with our local FIRST partners to bring a seamless progression of K-12 STEM-based programs to youth in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. 

Primary Address 8161 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite I

Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Mailing Address 8161 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite I

Mechanicsville, 23111
Phone Number (804) 572 - 8454
Email Address contactus@firstchesapeake.org

Website

http://www.firstchesapeake.org

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History and Background

Incorporation Year 2007

Leadership

Executive Director / CEO Ms. Leighann Boland
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Programs

Program Name
FIRST Robotics Challenge and FIRST Tech Challenge
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