About SBPLI

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

Let's Get Ready for the 2017/2018 FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. 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!
  • School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. has been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the "Rising Star" category of the Imagine Awards! Click Here for a list of all the great non-profit organizations being considered this year.
  • In case you missed it, our latest sponsor Zebra Technologies will cover the World Championship entry fee for any Long Island Team competing in our SBPLI Long Island Regional #2 that makes it to the final event!

Hotel reservations at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale during SBPLI Long Island Regional #1 are now open. Click Here to reserve space!
Hotel reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott in Westbury during SBPLI Long Island Regional #2 are now open. Click Here to reserve space!

What's Happening at SBPLI

Students from across Long Island are set to dive into a series of FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifiers – presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) – starting this weekend. Students (ages nine to 14) and their mentors from the program have worked hard to research, design, build, program and test LEGO robots that will best address the “Challenge” set forth in ...

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The FIRST® Tech Challenge season – dubbed FIRST RELIC RECOVERYSM (presented by Qualcomm) – will begin on Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a Qualifying Tournament at Lynbrook High School. Four additional events will be hosted at Center Moriches and Sewanhaka High Schools in the weeks to follow. Presented locally by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), ...

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The FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition season will once again kick off at the Jacob Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University. On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9 a.m., FIRST Robotics Competition teams from across Long Island will gather in anticipation of learning about the forthcoming season’s robotics competition....

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