"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves." — Steven Spielberg, film director, producer

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FRC Mentors play a vital role in the success of their students. Mentors work extensively with team members during the build season, designing, building, and fabricating a functional robot for Competition. Their expertise is the catalyst for the team’s and students’ success. FRC Mentors are the major distinction between the FRC program and other robotic competitions as they are wholly the professional role model for the student. Mentors engage and inspire students in ways far beyond science and technology. They enable both students and adults to appreciate the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®

If you are interested in becoming a FIRST Mentor, it is recommended that you visit What events and teams are in my area to find a regional competition in your area. Attendance is free and you will be able to see a competition first-hand and can meet teams from your area.

If you're interested in joining FIRST Team 3667, the Mecanum Knights , as a mentor, contact Annie Austin at aaustin@phasd.us or (810) 357-5632.

FIRST has prepared the FIRST Mentoring Guide to introduce you to its mentoring philosophy, goals, process, and to outline the tools you will need to be a successful mentor.