making a difference

At The First Tee we strive to not only make good golfers, but better people. Participants and alumni across the country talk about what The First Tee means to them, how the program has influenced them and how they plan to give back. In this blog, you will find out why golf is truly different than other sports by seeing it through the eyes of our participants and mentors who make our mission a reality.

Top Five Reasons Sports Empower Girls For Life

Categories: Blog, Girls Golf, Life Skills

Are you looking for a youth program to empower girls and build self-esteem? Sports are a great way to equip girls with the tools they need to succeed in life. At The First Tee, we use golf as the platform to help youth build confidence, character and friendships. 5 REASONS SPORTS EMPOWER GIRLS FOR L...

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3 Goal-Setting Steps to Make Dreams a Reality

Categories: Blog, Life Skills

Setting goals and working hard is the only way to make dreams a reality. At The First Tee, we encourage youth to dream big and practice effective goal-setting techniques they can use for life. For anyone who has ever broken a new year’s resolution, here are a few tips you can learn from golf to &h...

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How to Practice Perseverance in the Midst of Failure

Categories: Blog, Life Skills

It’s no secret perseverance is key to achieving your goals. Even the most successful individuals face their share of defeat – it is part of the journey in reaching goals. One of the most valuable lessons youth can learn in their pursuit of success is to learn how to react to failure and to p...

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9 Questions You Should Ask About After-school Programs

Categories: Blog, Life Skills

It’s no surprise that after-school programs can do much more than keep your children occupied during the afternoon. After-school activities can help them in a variety of ways. In addition to providing a safe space with caring adult mentors, after-school programs help children develop time-manageme...

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7 Ways to Prepare Teens for Success in Life

Categories: Blog, Life Skills

We know when youth are successful, everyone wins. It is our responsibility as parents and mentors to help teens achieve success by growing socially, athletically, emotionally and academically. How do you know if your child is prepared to succeed? Here are seven ways to equip youth for life: 1. ...

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