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!


The SBPLI community was saddened to learn of the passing of Woodie Flowers. Woodie created the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) along with FIRST Founder Dean Kamen. He also co-chaired FIRST’s Executive Advisory Board and was a Distinguished Advisor to FIRST.
Woodie also coined the term Gracious Professionalism®, which 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.
At its FIRST Robotics Competition Long Island Regionals, SBPLI gives out its Regional Woodie Flowers Award. This is given to a team mentor who has done an outstanding job of motivation through communication while also challenging the students to be clear and succinct in their communications.
Those who wish to remember Woodie may do so by contributing to the Woodie Flowers Memorial Fund. All proceeds will help memorialize Woodie and carry on his legacy to inspire young people through the art and science of engineering and design. For more information on this fund, please contact FIRST Vice President of Development Mark Giordono at mgiordono@firstinspires.org. To make a donation, click here.

SBPLI Long Island Event Housing Blocks are Now Open!
Regional 1, March 22-25, 2020: Click Here
Regional 2, March 25-28, 2020: Click Here

Boxed Lunches Pre-Order Forms
All pre-orders must be submitted by March 16th, 2020 with credit card payment information.
Regional 1 Pre-Order Form
Regional 2 Pre-Order Form
Credit Card Authorization Form

SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competitions
Thank you to all teams who participated in both of our regional competitions! Results will be posted later this week!
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The FIRST Step In U.S. Technology Competitiveness
Forbes Magazine published a fantastic article highlighting the importance of FIRST programs. Read it here

FIRST Robotics Competition Team #7400 Open to All Long Island High School Students
The Melville Family Community team is looking for students from Long Island to join their team! They are a community based team and will accept students for anywhere on Long Island.
Learn more about the team and find more info about joining by clicking here

Hey Alumni!
We want to hear from YOU!
Sign up for our new FIRST Long Island Alumni mailing list by clicking HERE

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 Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team representative and receive a discount on parts! Visit the company's FIRST-focused page www.festo.us/first for more details!

What's Happening at SBPLI

The winning alliance of (left to right) Sachem High School Team #263 “Sachem Aftershock,” Westhampton Beach High School Team #3171 “Hurricanes” and Hicksville High School Team #1468 “J-Birds” is joined by event referees.

On November 2, teachers, principals, administrators and community members from Long Island school districts came out to Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills to watch the Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational, which was presented by the school and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).
Now in its eighth year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has become a staple...

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On Saturday, November 2, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) — also known as FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Long Island — in cooperation with the Half Hollow Hills School District, will present the Eighth Annual Half Hollow Hills (HHH) Invitational at the district’s west campus located at 375 Wolf Hill Road in Dix Hills. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the games will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m.
As one of many...

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Zebra Technologies, a sponsor and partner of FIRST Long Island, has been working with FIRST in the United States for over 20 years now. Its sponsorship of the FIRST Robotics Competitions has worked so well for its U.S. employees because FIRST’s volunteerism structure offers something for everyone.
Now Zebra has decided to broaden its support of FIRST Robotics on a global basis, starting with a project in Taiwan.
To read more about Zebra’s approach to Corporate Social...

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