Today’s children are growing up in a challenging time. While communities are extremely dedicated to helping young people, no one entity can do it alone. We believe young people need support both in and out of school, and both in and out of the home. That’s our goal.
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Here are nine reasons to support The First Tee:
1 – We are not a junior golf program.
We are a youth development organization and we are on a mission to positively impact the lives of young people across the nation and beyond.
2 – We have top-notch coaches and mentors.
Nearly 14 million young Americans are without mentors in their lives. Our coaches are trained to deliver The First Tee curriculum, focused on Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits.
3 – We emphasize The First Tee’s Nine Core Values.
Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy and Judgment are the foundation of our lessons.
4 – We teach life skills like goal-setting and properly introducing oneself.
Our character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success in high school, college and life.
5 – We collaborate with other partners and the school district.
Our programs are not only delivered within our chapters, but also youth-serving organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, and the YMCA (The First Tee DRIVE) as well elementary schools across the nation (The First Tee National School Program).
6 – We are affordable.
The First Tee chapters keep fees very low while delivering high-quality programs. We never turn away a child in financial need.
7 – We are relevant.
The First Tee’s curriculum addresses two major epidemics among young people today: child obesity and the 1 in 5 high school drop-out rate.
9 – We need your support.
Our organization could not continue without the support of our volunteers and donors. Your support makes a true difference in the lives of young people today.