FIRST CORE VALUES

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.

We express the  FIRST VALUES of GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM and COOPERTITION through our CORE VALUES

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 – That we are a team and must work together, I can not work alone.

 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 (Inclusion) all their team members in all activities.  Throughout the season the kids will learn a lot of new skills and using creativity, coming up with new ideas. (Discover)  It is not only with the project that teams need to innovate(Innovation), also with the robot and team activities. Sharing your project is some way to have an Impact in your community, the way you help others and share for example your programming knowledge also have a positive impact on others. Remember to have Fun, all the while!!!!!!

The FIRST® Core Values should guide everything a team does. It is very important that coaches and teams understand them and can demonstrate that the team embodies them.