In early 2017, Shoulder to Shoulder was contacted by FIRST to help them create a Honduran National Team for their new international robotics event. Along the way we found Professor Alan Ostrow, a high school teacher in the United States, as our mentor. He had many years working with teens in FIRST Robotics, their domestic competition division. Due to the similarities in the equipment and program was a great support and mentor for our youth in Intibucá during our trajectory.

Coach Alan
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FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world.

July 2017 marked the first ever "Olympics"-style, robotics challenge in Washington, DC. FIRST Global invited one team from every nation to participate in this event that built bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.

By bringing these future STEM leaders together in an engaging and collaborative competition that drives home the importance, excitement, and applicability of STEM education, FIRST Global inspires students to learn the skills they will need to make the discoveries their parents and grandparents would consider miracles, impossibilities, or just plain science fiction.

FIRST Global also strives to convince the various national governments and organizations of the world to embrace STEM education, and to support it by investing in their young adults that will soon begin to make their marks in the world.

Shoulder to Shoulder participated in FIRST Global competition from 2017 to 2022. Many generations of students learned and grew within this program to become leaders. We are grateful for our trajectory in this program.

For additional Information go to First Global