Developing the future workforce by providing practical and hands on STEM experiences for local youth.


How We Do It:

QCRA leverages STEM programs to help youth learn life and work place skills in teamwork, technology, business, and communication.

  • Developing FIRST robotics teams, hosting FIRST events, supporting educators and volunteers.
  • Building FIRST Zones for youth and teams to meet, learn, build and exchange ideas.
  • Promoting early engagement of youth from various backgrounds, including traditionally underrepresented populations.


Queen City Robotics Alliance is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to growing FIRST programs in the Charlotte, NC region for all students and brought about by a vision of FIRST teams working together to do this.  QCRA Aims to reach more under-represented populations of our community in STEM careers where economic growth is happening. Our specific goals is to significantly increase the number of girls and minorities participating in all Charlotte FIRST programs and teams.

Queen City Robotics Alliance’s long term vision is to increase the economic outlook of the Charlotte Region by engaging and exposing more students of all ages and backgrounds in FIRST Robotics’ inspiring young people to pursue training and education for careers in Science and Technology so they become the next generation of engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs!