New England FIRST (NE FIRST) is the operational partner of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in the six New England states. It manages FIRST Tech Challenge in Connecticut and FIRST Lego League programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts. It serves as a convener of STEM enthusiasts, students, mentors, teachers, coaches in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

NE FIRST is a robotics community dedicated to preparing youth for life and the workforce through competitive play and special events. Powered by a mission-driven global robotics community and evidence-based programs designed to ignite curiosity and encourage exploration, FIRST prepares young people for the future and enhances their.