Welcome to the home of NEOFRA, the Northeast Ohio FIRST Robotics Alliance, a partnership of FIRST robotics teams in the Youngstown-Warren, Ohio region. 

        Our member FRC teams hold many fundraisers throughout the year in support of their robotics programs.  We post notice of these events to our NEOFRA Calendar.  Teams have numerous events scheduled in the coming months.  Feel free to click the Calendar link and check them out!

2016 MVRC


The 2016 Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge will be held SUNDAY September 25th, 2016 at Austintown Fitch High School Austintown Middle School in Austintown, OH.  Team Registration is now closed, but Volunteer Registration is still open.

For legacy information on the 2015 MVRC, please click here.
For legacy information on the 2014 MVRC, please click here.


NEOFRA teams design and build robots to compete in one of four different levels of yearly robotics competitions facilitated by the non-profit FIRST organization.
 Our shared mission "is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."


NEOFRA will once again host a charity food drive at the 2016 MVRC to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.  Teams and spectators may donate food in support of this great cause!  Please click here 

to find out how you can contribute this year!

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley

NEOFRA is proud to support the OH WOW! Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology's Silly Science Sunday every year in September.  Look for NEOFRA FIRST Stronghold FRC robots demonstrating at this year's event on Sunday September 18th!