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

FRC Kickoff!!! It’s coming!
January 9th, 2021, at Noon Eastern Time!

See it here!
Find out about the challenges for the 2021 season, hear what Dean has to say!
The show will last for about 45 minutes*.
Only a few days away! We’re super excited!

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.

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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 9 to 14 took part in the annual FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge Long Island Qualifiers, which were held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team #16174 “Meteorites” from Hicksville won the first-place Champion’s Award at Qualifier #1. The Qualifier #3 Champion’s Award winner was Team #38503 “Techno Queens” from Jericho. The top teams won by embodying the program’s Core Values of teamwork and mutual respect while achieving...

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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island is announcing that March is Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month and is urging girls to get involved in robotics. The group says this will help them become more interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) throughout their educational careers.


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School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) DBA FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island, has announced it is celebrating Engineers Week, which will be held on February 21-27, by continuing to offer its robotics programs for students ages 6 to 18. SBPLI said that the programs and the competitions have provided an opportunity for the organization to create a future generation of engineers on Long Island.

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