Become a Mentor
Mentors are individuals who work with coaches and their teams to help guide the team throughout the course of the season. Your commitment level as a mentor will vary, as it is entirely up to you (as the mentor), and the program how much time you dedicate to working with the robotics team. It may feel like you must have a engineering or a information technology background to be a mentor, but that is not the case at all. Anyone interested in helping can be a Mentor, regardless of their profession. Teams are looking for Mentors of all skill-sets, so your help would be greatly appreciated! A breakdown of what is expected from the Mentor in each program can be found below.
FIRST® LEGO League Mentors
An FLL Mentor has a certain expertise a team may need. The Mentor may contribute their expertise through instruction, guidance to the team, or serve as a resource on a one-time or multiple-time basis.
FIRST® Tech Challenge Mentors
FTC does not distinguish between the role of Mentor and Coach, as each works with his or her students by helping them to develop skills and to design a build a successful robot. They inspire students and teach them to appreciate the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism® in a way that might not be possible otherwise.
FIRST® Robotics Competition Mentors
FRC Mentors work extensively with team members during the build season, designing, building, and fabricating a functional robot for Competition. Mentors engage and inspire students in ways far beyond science and technology. They enable both students and adults to appreciate the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.