About UsIn 1998, FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen and the LEGO® Group’s Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen joined forces to create FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), a powerful program that helps children discover the fun in science and technology through the FIRST experience. In 2004, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) was introduced as a pilot experience for younger children, ages 6-9.
Jr.FLL captures young children’s inherent curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. Jr.FLL features a real-world Challenge, solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.
About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately-held firm based in Billund, Denmark. The LEGO Group is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through high-quality, creatively educational play materials.
Since its inception, the LEGO Group has supported the growth and success of Jr.FLL by contributing each year to the development and management of the program. For more information, visit www.LEGOeducation.us.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., FIRST is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity.
FIRST provides four programs: FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) for 14 to 18 year-olds; FLL for 9 to 16 year-olds (9 to 14 in the U.S. and Canada); Jr.FLL for 6 to 9 year-olds. FIRST also operates a research, development, and training facility called FIRST Place at its headquarters in New Hampshire, U.S.
“We want to change the culture by celebrating the mind.”
Dean Kamen - Founder, FIRST
Jr.FLL captures young children's inherent curosity.