School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Frederick Breithut In 1984. Our vision is to create an educated workforce for Long Island by opening the minds of middle school and high school students to career opportunities through a collaborative partnership of schools, businesses, community organizations and government.   More...

Important FIRST Long Island Announcements


Thank you to everyone who braved the snow to join us for the FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off at Stony Brook! Happy Building to all of our teams!
We Can't Wait for the SBPLI Long Island Regional at Hofstra University - Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1! See you all there!!


In the mood for some more great robotics competitions before then?
Don't Miss Our Great FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. tournaments taking place throughout the coming weeks/months!
View our Events Calendar for a complete schedule!


Need parts to help build your robot? Our sponsor FESTO can help. Call them today at 1-800-99-FESTO, mention that you're a FIRST Robotics team representative and receive a discount on parts! Visit their FIRST-focused page: https://www.festo.com/cms/en-us_us/9697.htm for more details!


While you're doing your online shopping throughout the year, you can also support SBPLI through the AmazonSmile program. It's easy! If you're ordering things through Amazon, be sure to start shopping at smile.amazon.com. Then, Amazon will donate .5% of any eligible purchase to the charitable organzation of your choosing [you just need to indicate School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.] It's that simple! 

What's Happening at SBPLI

SBPLI FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off

Following the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Kick Off Event that was held at Stony Brook University on Saturday, January 7, the FIRST Long Island build season is officially underway. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the event hosted students, mentors and parents from 48...

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Lynbrook High School was home to School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI)’s official FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament, which took place on Sunday, January 8. During this, the first of three, qualifying event, 27 Long Island FIRST Tech Challenge teams, comprised of students age 12 to 18,...

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FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies

Imagination and science will come together this month as FIRST® LEGO® League teams, comprised of students ages nine to 14, as well as their mentors, demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship and sense of community during a series of five Qualifying Tournaments.


The theme of this year’s challenge is...

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