Today’s children are growing up in a challenging time. While communities are extremely dedicated to helping and investing in young people, no one entity can do it alone. We believe young people need support both in and out of school, and in and out of the home. That’s our goal.
You can make a difference by investing in our nation’s future today.
Here are nine reasons to invest in 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.
One in three (16 million) young people will grow up without a mentor in their lives. However, our third-party research shows that our participants refer to their coaches as mentors. They believe their coaches care about them and help them set goals. Also, participants are inspired to apply the life skills learned through The First Tee in their homes and communities.
3 – We emphasize The First Tee 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 centers, like Boys and Girls Clubs and the Y (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. And the average cost is $72 for a six-week session.
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.
8 – We are a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Additionally, your donations are 100% tax deductible.
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.