Student Leadership Innovation Council

Connecting and engaging students of all skill ranges to inspire, engage and develop FIRST Tech Challenge teams.

Guiding Principles

SLIC is for the students, by the students. Appropriate adult supervision is present at every step, including mentorship, support, and advice, to maintain safety and effectiveness while allowing students to own the decisions and do the work. SLIC provides opportunities for every student to become an expert and a mentor, working together, making connections, and giving back across teams, geography, leagues, and programs.

Program Values

  • Respect
  • Engagement
  • Commitment
  • Willingness to learn
  • Willingness to help
...and always: Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®

Foundational Program Elements

  • Online Community
  • Help Desk
  • Achievements
  • Training
  • Inter-league cooperation

Start Your Own SLIC Division

Any students interested in starting a division of SLIC in their league (and coaches, mentors, and teams that support them) can fill out the form below to receive our guidelines, methods, and structure documents. This will include the SLIC branding elements, which will allow divisions to maintain the graphical design intent of the original.

Contact SLIC


Request resources to develop your own division of Student Leadership Innovation Council.

SLIC Information Request

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