STEM Youth Support

Upequity believes deeply in encouraging and building talent for the future and supporting children’s interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is essential. In the future, our youth will continue advancing the science and technology that will bring treatment and cures to the rare and serious diseases of today.

To do our part in support of STEM, Upequity has chosen to support FIRST. FIRST is a global robotics community preparing young people for the future. The program mission inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

FIRST reports participant students:

  • 87% express an interest in attending college
  • 98% increase problem solving skills
  • 100% increase teamwork skills

Youth participating in FIRST go on to become scientists, researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, leaders of industry, nonprofits and more.

Upequity is proud to support this future looking work with dramatic results and we actively support several FIRST teams through funding and volunteerism by our team. We are honored to support the amazing efforts of these youth and be a part of challenging new kids to take an interest in science.

Note: For more information on impact and longitudinal studies with the FIRST program, visit

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