High Tech Kids is a Minnesota 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and is an affiliate partner of FIRST charged with supporting FIRST LEGO League Jr, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams in Minnesota by offering training, tournament opportunities, volunteer coordination and community outreach. Since its inception in 1999, High Tech Kids has grown from serving 175 youth to more than 50,000 students across the state, with the help of over 2000 volunteers.
FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is the national nonprofit that authors and executes the yearly themes for FIRST LEGO League Jr, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. FIRST manages national registration, game conception, team forums, online officials training and hosts a World Championship. Teams must be registered nationally in order to participate locally. For more information please visit www.firstinspires.org.