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

SBPLI Nominated for Best of Long Island Award in the Not For Profit Category
To cast your vote, click on the link below, scroll down to Not For Profit and choose School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. You can vote for one nominee in each category, each day. Voting ends on December 15. Please share with all of your friends!
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FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off Saturday, January 5, 2019
Kickoff for the upcoming season will be held at the Tilles Center in Long Island University, Brookville campus on January 5, 2019 from 9 AM to 5 PM
More information to come!
NOTE: Kickoff will NOT be held at Stony Brook University this year.

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

Hotel Options for the SBPLI Long Island Regional
Click the links below for lists of available nearby hotels that have discount prices established for the SBPLI Long Island Regionals
SBPLI Long Island Regional #1 - March 24th to March 27th 2019
SBPLI Long Island Regional #2 - March 27th to March 30th 2019

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 School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., FIRST® LEGO® League, and FIRST® Tech Challenge seasons are officially underway across Long Island. Students and mentors from the programs, which collectively reach children in grades kindergarten through 12, are hard at work researching, designing, building, programming and testing models and robots that will best address the “Challenge” set...

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Half Hollow Hills

(Dix Hills, NY) — On October 6, 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 Seventh Annual Half Hollow Hills Invitational, which was presented by the school and School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI).

Now in its seventh year, the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Long Island Half Hollow Hills Invitational has...

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As the 2018-2019 FIRST season draws closer, teasers have been released to build hype for the competitions. You can view all of the teasers here:

FIRST LEGO League Jr. MISSION MOON 2018-2019 Teaser

FIRST LEGO League INTO ORBIT 2018-2019 Teaser


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