Over 200 Volunteers staffed the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. Volunteers made the event a success, and we are looking forward to another great year.
"I am motivated to volunteer because I have seen the power of FIRST in my life, the life of my children and even my mother’s life and I want to make sure that other young people are given the same opportunity that we had, so I volunteer. I believe that competitions like FIRST Global are critically important to the future of our world. The students discover that they are a part of something bigger than themselves or their own country’s challenges, which leads them to a broader view of the world. In addition to the impact on the individual students, it provides developing nations opportunity to learn more about the technology that we take for granted. FIRST Global lays the foundation for a more peaceful future."
"For me and the [Geared Up 6347] team, [volunteering at the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge] was an experience of a lifetime. Nowhere else could I have had the experience of meeting so many professional kids from so many countries, all of them thrilled about science, robotics, and programming, working together as partners in some matches and against each other in others. The 2017 FIRST Global Challenge was an event that showed that the world can come together to do great things just like these future engineers. To help with FIRST is to help shape the future generations of the world."
"FIRST Global gave us the opportunity to make a difference in the world, not just locally, but halfway around the world. We were able to meet people from all across the globe and learn about their lives."