More Than Just Building Robots

A Global Robotics Community Preparing Young People For the Future Through Team Competitions and STEAM Learning


Check out our 2024 Summer Stem Camps! Your student can learn to code, have fun with science, and meet new friends!


The 2023-2024 FIRST season, FIRST IN SHOW, where we’ll be empowering young people to design and build a world of endless possibilities. The future is a place you will create! Watch the video to learn more.

Our teams are made up of students from grades K-12, and compete as part of FIRST.

Registration starts in late May for the 2023-2024 season.

Grades K-3

FIRST LEGO® League Explore introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children with a yearly challenge based on a different theme and has two main parts, the LEGO model and the Show Me Poster.

Grades 4-6

In FLL Challenge, friendly competition is at the heart of this League, as teams of students grades 4-6 engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.

Each yearly challenge is based on a different theme.

Grades 7-8

FIRST Tech Challenge students learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming.

Grades 9-12

Our FIRST Robotics Competition Team, under strict rules and limited time and resources, is challenged to build an industrial-sized robot to play a difficult field game in alliance with other teams, while also fundraising to meet their goals, designing a team “brand,” and advancing respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community.


  • Inspire young people to create innovation solutions through robotics
  • 679K+ students participated in the 2019-2020 season
  • There are FIRST teams in ~110 countries.
  • 81% of FIRST Alumni Declare Majors in STEM
  • 83% of FIRST Alumni have Confidence to Take Leadership Roles in School

Our teams, under the Paradise Teams Umbrella, are based out of the Belmont, MI area, and are located at That STEAM Space.

3516-A Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

To learn more about FIRST, check out

Hello from That ONE Team!

To follow us during our 2023 Season –

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Thank you to team 353 for inviting us to your alliance.

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