About Glen Ridge FIRST

MISSION: Glen Ridge FIRST is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing, promoting, fostering and supporting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math amongst children in the Glen Ridge community and the surrounding communities from the ages of 6 to 18.

ABOUT GLEN RIDGE FIRST: 

Glen Ridge FIRST (GRF or GR FIRST) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to advancing, promoting, fostering and supporting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) for the children of Glen Ridge, New Jersey and its surrounding towns. GRF is operated by a team of parents on a voluntary basis who are passionate about STEM. The organization is committed to providing STEM enrichment opportunities year-round to Glen Ridge children. Our objective is to provide community-based programs consistent with the vision of U.S. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) to inspire students to:

•             pursue interests in science, technology, engineering and math;

•             engage in a parent/mentor-based program that encourages critical and out-of-the-box thinking;

•             gain real-life problem solving skills; and

•             build self-confidence, teamwork and leadership competencies.

 

Glen Ridge FIRST Core Values:

•             We encourage imagination, creativity and innovation.

•             We believe learning about STEM is fun.

•             We enjoy learning with friends.

•             We share our experiences and what we learned with others who are interested.

•             We honor the spirit of friendly competition.

•             We strive to display graciousness and professionalism.

•             We endeavor to work together as a team.

Philosophy:

We believe that learning can and should be fun.  Glen Ridge FIRST is first and foremost focused on providing hands-on, educational entertainment that promotes the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math.  It is important that participants enjoy the experience, while learning the principals of STEM or applying the learned principals to more advanced STEM programs/projects.   We believe in fostering the natural curiosity of children and inspiring them to develop a love of STEM related activities and experiences.

Glen Ridge FIRST Core Values:

  • We encourage imagination, creativity and innovation.
  • We believe learning about STEM is fun.
  • We enjoy learning with friends.
  • We share our experiences and what we learned with others who are interested.
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
  • We strive to display graciousness and professionalism.
  • We endeavor to work together as a team.

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