The FIRST ® CORE VALUES are the cornerstones of the program.

They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FIRST  LEGO League from other programs of its kind. 

By embracing the FIRST  CORE VALUES participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.


INCLUSION – We respect each other and embrace our differences

DISCOVER – We explore new skills and ideas

TEAMWORK – We are stronger when we work together

INNOVATION – We use creativity and persistence to solve problems

IMPACT – We apply what we learn to improve the world

FUN – We enjoy and celebrate what we do

In FIRST  LEGO League DISCOVER  and  FIRST  LEGO League EXPLORE we will be teaching the basics of the CORE VALUES, for example:  Teamwork and Inclusion That we are a team and must work together, I can not work alone. Discover  Learning new skills. 

 From the beginning of the FIRST  LEGO League CHALLENGE Season, teams have to learn to display the CORE VALUES in everything they do.  Teamwork is one of the most important skills kids will learn in FIRST  LEGO League.  Teams need to learn how to include all their team members in all activities – Inclusion Throughout the season the kids will learn a lot of new skills and gain knowledge they didn’t have before – Discover.   Learning to use creativity and how to think ‘out of the box’, to get to a innovative solution, is just another skill that will be learned – Innovation. Sharing what you have learn with your community, can have a positive Impact, the way you help others, for example with your programming knowledge,  can also have a great Impact on others teams.  All teams should have Fun, while doing FIRST  LEGO League!!!!

The FIRST® CORE VALUES should guide everything a team does. It is very important that coaches and teams understand them. Teams must be able to explain how they embodied or apply the CORE VALUES during practise or competition times and even in everyday live, outside of the FIRST program.