Our History

It All Began In A Garage...

Team 6282 was founded in 2012 when two brothers, Aarranon and Arhison, invited a couple of friends over to help build a robot to enter in the FIRST Tech Challenge game Ring It Up! Their father, Raj, served as lead mentor for the first six years. In 2016, Arhison brought his team to the Simi Valley High School campus and founded a school club to support the competitive team.

Mission

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.

FIRST Values

Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. In the long run, Gracious Professionalism is part of pursuing a meaningful life. One can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing one has acted with integrity and sensitivity.

FIRST Methodology

FIRST engages kids in kindergarten through high school in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society. FIRST truly changes the trajectory of students' lives.