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...

News and Announcements

On May 22, FIRST held an FRC awards show and celebration to announce the 20 Game Design Challenge Finalists as well as the 20 Finalists for the FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm.
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Long Island Region Awards Pre-Show
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NY and Quebec FRC Region Awards Show
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FIRST Robotics Competition Awards Show

Words of Gratitude for a Great Season!
FIRST Lego League Team 38653: Imagination in a Nutshell 2, shared some wonderful thank you notes to our FLL organizers, volunteers, and judges for their experiences in this year's challenge. Read more here!

FRC Kickoff
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Find out about the challenges for the 2021 season, hear what Dean has to say!

2021 FRC Virtual Events
Region interviews occur as follows: 

Dean’s List interviews are between March 5th and April 11th.
Chairman’s Award interviews are between March 12th and April 11th.
INFINITE RECHARGE at Home challenge will consist of both skills challenges and judged events.
Judge interviews are planned for April 19-23.
Dates for FIRST innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm and the Game Design Challenge have not yet been set.
FIRST is actively seeking volunteers to serve as judges for the activities.

Learn How These Professionals Got Their Starts:
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Congratulations to all of the award winners for SBPLI Long Island Regionals 1 & 2!
While this season may not have gone the way we expected, we can't help but be inspired by the passion and commitment, and Gracious Professionalism from all of the students, mentors, and volunteers! Together we RISE!

The FIRST Step In U.S. Technology Competitiveness
Forbes Magazine published a fantastic article highlighting the importance of FIRST programs. Read it here.

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What's Happening at SBPLI

Contestants ages 6 to 10 took part in the annual FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival , which was held remotely on April 10th and 11th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme was PLAYMAKERS, and teams explored ways to have people become more active. The teams embodied the program’s Core Values of teamwork and showed great innovation in their LEGO models and Show Me Posters that they shared with Reviewers remotely.

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the...

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[KINGS PARK, NEW YORK] (May 5, 2021)- Contestants ages 12 to 18 took part in the annual FIRST® Tech Challenge Long Island Championship, which was held remotely on April 19-24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top-ranked teams in order were Team #10738 “SBS Bears” from Stony Brook, Team #4017 “RoboPandas” from Floral Park, Team #13847 “At Least It Didn’t Explode” from Greenlawn, and Team #12382 “Syosset Nebula” from Syosset. The top teams won by embodying the program’s core values of... More Info

Contestants ages 9 to 14 took part in the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Long Island Championship, which was sponsored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and held remotely on April 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team #45172 “Meteorites Cubed” from Hicksville won the Champion’s Award. The top teams won by embodying the program’s Core Values of teamwork and mutual respect...

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