School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Frederick Breithut In 1984. Our vision is to create an educated workforce for Long Island by opening the minds of middle school and high school students to career opportunities through a collaborative partnership of schools, businesses, community organizations and government.   More...

News and Announcements

Watch the Virtual FIRST Information Night

August 19, 2020
Info Night Flyer

FIRST LEGO League Discover/Explore - Eileen Kaler: eileen.kaler@firstlongisland.org
FIRST LEGO League Challenge - Stephanie Stern: stephanie.stern@firstlongisland.org
FIRST Tech Challenge - Ed Parry: eparry@firstpartners.org
FIRST Robotics Competition - Larry Toonkel: lawrence.toonkel@firstlongisland.org
www.firstlongisland.org | 631-627-8400

Learn How These Professionals Got Their Starts:
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Congratulations to all of the award winners for SBPLI Long Island Regionals 1 & 2!
While this season may not have gone the way we expected, we can't help but be inspired by the passion and commitment, and Gracious Professionalism from all of the students, mentors, and volunteers! Together we RISE!

2020 FIRST Robotics Competition
SBPLI/FIRST Long Island letter of postponement of the SBPLI Regional #1 and #2 due to the current situation regarding COVID-19.

The FIRST Step In U.S. Technology Competitiveness
Forbes Magazine published a fantastic article highlighting the importance of FIRST programs. Read it here.

Hey Alumni!
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Need parts to help build your robot? Our sponsor FESTO can help. Call them today at 1-800-99-FESTO, mention that you're a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team representative and receive a discount on parts! Visit the company's FIRST-focused page www.festo.us/first for more details!

What's Happening at SBPLI

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. DBA FIRST® Long Island, has announced that FIRST (for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) has transitioned to three new divisions in FIRST LEGO League: Discover (pre-K to first grade), Explore (grades 2-4) and Challenge (grades 4-8).

Discover, for children ages 4 to 6, is a playful introductory STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program that ignites their natural...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. DBA FIRST® Long Island, has announced that the organization will host a virtual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Info Night via Zoom on Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
Participants will learn how to start teams, network with others who would like to do the same, learn about resources available to assist them and learn about the upcoming season and how it might work. Please note that SBPLI...

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Members of Team #45779 “OLOP’s Fury Fighters” of Bayport and Team #16174 “Meteorites” of Hicksville

Middle Island, New York [March 1, 2020] — After many weeks of research and design, 200 teams competed in seven Qualifiers for an opportunity to be one of 39 teams to participate in the Championship Tournament. More than 1,000 spectators cheered on approximately 400 contestants, ages 9 to16 (ages vary by country), at the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Long Island Championship at Longwood High School. Team #684 “STOBOR,” from Syosset, won the...

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