FIRST Team 2500 Herobotics

We're a sustainable, urban FRC team from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, MN, that seeks to promote urban engagement, inclusion, and diversity in STEM. We've advanced to the FIRST Championship nine times over the past thirteen years through dedicated work to inspire youth with the message that everyone can succeed in science and technology.


Our Mission

Tenacity & innovation are FIRST Team 2500 Herobotics’ greatest values. We Keep Moving Forward through adversity, challenges, & setbacks, developing innovative solutions that advance our mission. By fostering strong connections & partnerships, we strive to change the face of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) & give underrepresented, urban youth the tools to succeed.

To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.” 
– Dean Kamen


We believe that anyone, regardless of who they are, can participate in FIRST. Building upon our own diverse team culture, we promote diversity initiatives through workshops at off-season events, regionals, and beyond.


A constant struggle urban teams face is sustainability. By developing connections between urban teams both locally and nationally, we’ve worked to keep not only our team, but other urban FIRST teams sustainable.


Outreach is our passion. Through more than 8,000 hours of community outreach at 160 STEM & non-STEM events within the last five years, we’ve spread the benefits of FIRST to more than 100,000 people.

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FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire 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.

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