If you’ve been fortunate enough to have had a teacher, supervisor or coach who has been a mentor to you and made a positive difference in your life, you know he or she wore many hats. Mentors act as role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. Mentors assume these diff...Read More
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.
Relationships matter. Especially mentoring relationships. In fact, they’re life-changing. Oprah has said, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” And she’s right. With a mentor, at-risk youth are1: 81% more likely to report participating regularly in sports or e...Read More
What does it take to be a volunteer? It takes heart. And William “Billy” Brent has that and so much more when it comes to volunteering at The First Tee of Northwest Florida. “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew Brent was recently recog...Read More
For generations, parents have been enrolling their children in sports programs with the hope that they will develop discipline, teamwork and stay active and healthy. The benefits of participating in youth sports are long-lasting. Research shows: High school athletes are more likely than non-athlete...Read More
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 ma...Read More