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

Congratulations to all FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams for a great season!


Congratulations to the SIX FIRST Competition teams set to compete at the FIRST Championships in St. Louis, April 26-29. This includes two of the three winners of the SBPLI Long Island Regional - Teams #263 - Sachem Aftershock from Sachem High School and #329 - The Mohawks from Patchogue-Medford High School, and the Chairman's Award Winning Team #2869 - The Regal Eagles from Bethpage High School. The additional three schools to advance include: Team #5736 - The Kingsmen from Kings Park High School (Wild Card Winners); #5016 - Huntington Robotics from Huntington High School (Regional Engineering Award Winners) and #6746 - The Mustangs from Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset (2017 Rookie All Star Winners).

Congratulations also to FIRST Tech Challenge Team #11988 - Crusader Robotics from Brookville; FIRST LEGO League Teams: #92 - Sea Lions from Seaford (Long Island Champions); #16282 - Floral Park Party Bots 2.0 from Floral Park (Second Place Champions); #684 - STOBOR from Syosset; #10425 - Harborfields Library Purple LEGO Eaters from Centerport; and FIRST LEGO League Junior Team #8994 - The RoboWiggles which are each advancing to additional FIRST events in St. Louis, April 26-29.


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!


While you're doing your online shopping throughout the year, you can also support SBPLI through the AmazonSmile program. It's easy! If you're ordering things through Amazon, be sure to start shopping at smile.amazon.com. Then, Amazon will donate .5% of any eligible purchase to the charitable organization of your choosing [you just need to indicate School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.] It's that simple! 

What's Happening at SBPLI

2017 SBPLI Long Island Regional - FIRST Robotics Competition

Six Long Island teams are preparing to head to the FIRST® Championships in St. Louis following the biggest, and most intense, SBPLI Long Island Regional to-date. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the 2017 SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition was held at Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on...

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After a six-week build season, which culminated on Tuesday, February 21, area students will soon have an opportunity to compete at the 2017 SBPLI Long Island Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI). Fifty-five teams, from across Long Island and New York, and also Brazil, will head to Hofstra University’s David S....

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FIRST LEGO League Jr. Creature Craze Logo

Each year, FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. presents a new and exciting challenge aimed at igniting the creativity of children, age six to 10. For 2016-2017, that theme is “Creature CrazeSM,” which aims to challenge students to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom. And, now, Long Island children from more than 60 teams will have their chance to present all that they have learned...

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