Our Mission Statement:

To expose St. Charles area students to engineering through collaboration with business professionals in the FIRST organization and related activities.

In order to execute our mission statement, River City Robots provides support of many FIRST Teams in our community.

Below is a chart to show high-level information on the variety of teams, how they are organized, when and where they meet.  River City Robots provides varied levels of support depending on team needs:

 Age RangeTypes of TeamsWhen/where do the teams meet?‘Season’

FIRST LEGO
League Jr.
6-9 years

up to 6 students
Community and SchoolCommunity – up to each team
School – up to the sponsoring school
Starts in fall, Expos are in February/March
FIRST    LEGO     League    9-14 years

up to 10 students
Community and SchoolCommunity – up to each team
School – up to the sponsoring school
Starts in July/August, competitions are in November and December
FIRST Technical Challenge12-18 years

unlimited number of students
School
Up to the sponsoring school
Starts in July/August, competitions are in November and January

FIRST Robotic Competition
14-18 years

unlimited number of students
Community*(One team at this level)Lewis and Clark Career Center building, during build season meeting daily, off-season on ThursdaysBuild season starts in January through mid-February, competitions and demonstrations throughout the year

As noted, some teams meet in specific local schools or are community based. Community based teams can be a church or neighborhood group, boy or girl scouts or any combination to make a team.   

To get involved in a School based team, reach out to your local school to see if they have a team available.

If there is not one available, or you are interested in a Community based team, please contact us for more information.