Thank you for joining us at the 2023 FIRST Mentoring Conference Survive and Thrive Workshops.   

If you have any questions, please email Elise at or Wendy at We would love to hear your key take aways and/or if there are recommendations on improvements we can make to better help teams survive and thrive.

The link for the presentation below includes the slides from both presentations.


More than one person always needs to have access to critical team information, especially the underappreciated critical information.

    About the Author

    Serving as a mentor since 2011, Elise Cronin-Hurley also served as a Team Lead of 4-H Exploding Bacon Robotics Team 1902 from 2016 - 2019.  She volunteers and judges at numerous FIRST events, on regional planning committees, with the FIRST Hall of Fame, and has conducted workshops on imagery, chairman's and team organization. By day she is a freelance web and graphic designer. Read More about Elise