Detroit PAL is excited to add FIRST Robotics “Sport for the Mind” to their sports programs! With the support of adult mentors, FIRST engages kids in exciting research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields.

Through a partnership with FIRST in Michigan, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team 503 Frog Force from Novi, and Quicken Loans, 10 elementary and 10 middle school Detroit PAL robotics teams have been added in 14 schools! The new teams recently jump started their season at a kickoff workshop hosted by Frog Force and Novi FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 6134 Black Frogs. The Detroit PAL teams will each design and build their own robot to play this year’s game and will then participate in local competitions on May 12th and May 19th.