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

We Can't Wait for the SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Hofstra University
Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1!

More Info About the Event is Available in the Press Release Below!


Congratulations to all of the FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams for a great season!

Congratulations to FIRST Tech Challenge Teams: #4017 - RoboPandas from Floral Park; #11988 - Crusader Robotics from Brookville; and #5477 - Innovo from Hewlett; which are each continuing on to the East Super-Regional in Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 17-19.

Congratulations to FIRST LEGO League Teams: #92 - Sea Lions from Seaford (Long Island Champions); #16282 - Floral Park Party Bots 2.0 from Floral Park
(Second Place Champions); #684 - STOBOR from Syosset; and #10425 - Harborfields Library Purple LEGO Eaters from Centerport;
which are each advancing to additional FIRST LEGO League events this season.


Need parts to help build your FIRST Robotics Competition 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 organization of your choosing [you just need to indicate School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.] It's that simple! 

What's Happening at SBPLI

Robotics At Hofstra March 30 

For nearly 20 years, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island has presented FIRST Robotics programs to local students, enriching the area's science, tech, engineering and math workforce.
Held at Hofstra University this year March 30th through April 1st, the First Long Island Regional, FIRST Robotics Competition is the area's premier STEM event....

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After building a robot for six weeks, all the GearHeadz wanted to do was sleep.

The Rocky Point-based robotics team had finished building its first machine used to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, and the teammates admit moving up from the FIRST Tech Challenge league was more work than even they imagined, but...

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After a six-week build season, which culminated on Tuesday, February 21, area students will soon have an opportunity to compete at the 2017 SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). Fifty-five teams, from across Long Island and New York, and also Brazil, will head to Hofstra University’s David S....

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