Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST and the president of DEKA Research, examines individuals' power to strive despite their history or background. He states that every child from every cultural background, social status and gender has the ability to succeed if properly stimulated intellectually and nurtured by their support system. If focused, everyone is capable of thinking creatively, problem solving and understanding complex concepts.
Support is one of the most important factors when encouraging or inspiring people from a young age. Given the guidance and opportunity, children will strive and become great leaders, taking on any challenge they are given. FIRST aims to connect young leaders with serious adults who serve as role models with real-life experience. Anyone can be involved with complex organizations thanks to this invaluable training and its associated opportunities.