Since we are a team made up of primarily homeschooled students, Up Next would not be able to exist without the generous support of the community. This support enables our students to extend their education from their homes into real world applications. A group of dedicated mentors provide the instruction while the financial support of our sponsors enable us to participate in FIRST competitions. In order to collect and distribute funds, we have formed the Up Next! Leadership Foundation.

Up Next! Leadership Foundation is a non-profit corporation in the states of Missouri and Kansas and an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. If you or your business is interested in supporting our team, please contact us via our Contact Us page or through our Pay Pal by clicking ‘Donate’ on the right side of the page.

All our corporate sponsors will be recognized on our website in addition to any printed materials. Any company donating $1000 or more will have their company name or logo on our team t-shirts and on the robot.