About SBPLI

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


ATTENTION!
SBPLI's scheduled hosting of the FIRST® Robotics Competition kickoff event on January 8, 2022, at the LIU Post campus in Brookville will now only be curbside pick-up of the kits at its shipment receiving location, SCHENCK USA CORP, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. SCHENCK USA CORP is located at 529 Acorn Street, Deer Park NY 11729.

FIRST® Robotics Info Night!
Missed Info Night? Now you can watch the video!

On May 22, FIRST held an FRC awards show and celebration to announce the 20 Game Design Challenge Finalists as well as the 20 Finalists for the FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm.
Watch it here!

Long Island Region Awards Pre-Show
Watch it here!

NY and Quebec FRC Region Awards Show
Watch it here!
FIRST Robotics Competition Awards Show

Words of Gratitude for a Great Season!
FIRST Lego League Team 38653: Imagination in a Nutshell 2, shared some wonderful thank you notes to our FLL organizers, volunteers, and judges for their experiences in this year's challenge. Read more here!

FRC Kickoff
Watch it here!
Find out about the challenges for the 2021 season, hear what Dean has to say!

2021 FRC Virtual Events
Region interviews occur as follows: 

Dean’s List interviews are between March 5th and April 11th.
Chairman’s Award interviews are between March 12th and April 11th.
INFINITE RECHARGE at Home challenge will consist of both skills challenges and judged events.
Judge interviews are planned for April 19-23.
Dates for FIRST innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm and the Game Design Challenge have not yet been set.
FIRST is actively seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the activities.

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!
 

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!
We want to hear from YOU!
Sign up for our new FIRST Long Island Alumni mailing list by clicking HERE.

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

Kit of Parts

On January 8, U.S. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) unveiled this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) challenge, “RAPID REACTSM” presented by The Boeing Company.
 
RAPID REACT is part of the 2021-2022 FIRST season, FIRST FORWARDSM presented by Qualcomm, in which FIRST teams will explore the future of transportation. From the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas, to disaster relief delivery...

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The Long Island Regional FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will kick off on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Knowing only that this year’s theme is 2022 RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company, local FIRST teams, and the 4,000 teams representing 35 countries around the world, will receive this year’s game rules via a video feed that will...

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[KINGS PARK, NEW YORK] — On November 6, fourteen teams from Long Island competed in the Ninth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational at Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills. It was the first time in two years that the event was held in person. The Invitational was presented by the Half Hollow Hills School District, with support from School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA ...

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