Everstem Grants & Mentorship

A non-profit organization run by students for students

Everstem is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington State, USA. We provide grants for new FIRST Lego League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams in Washington state. Everstem also provides mentorships and helps establish new teams in FIRST programs.

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The 2021 grant winners are: FTC 18282 Wires2Spark, FTC 19669 Systematic Chaos, FTC 19708 The Emerald Bots, FLL 54281 Cyberwolve, FLL 54325 Turbocharger


FIRST Lego League (FLL)

Grades K-8


FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Students gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. FIRST LEGO League inspires youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

Grades 7-12


FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, ) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.