Making a Difference

At First Tee we strive to not only make good golfers, but better people. Participants and alumni across the country talk about what 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.

Quick 9 on Leadership

Categories: Blog, Character Education

By: Ana Herndon, First Tee — Metro Atlanta At First Tee, we encourage kids and teens to learn from one another and their mentors, empowering them to make a difference in their communities. By fostering these environments, golf becomes more than a game, it becomes a springboard for building up lead...

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First Tee Game Changers Academy to Explore Issues of Race and Equality with Teen Participants

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Events, News Releases

First Tee has partnered with RISE to facilitate the national event held July 20-24 in Philadelphia ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (January 18, 2021) − First Tee, a youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf, will host the First Tee Game Changers Ac...

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Quick 9 on Goal Setting

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Life Skills

By: Ricky Lam, First Tee scholar and alumnus 1. What is a goal? A goal is one specific step that I will take to achieve my dreams. 2. Why do goals matter? Goals matter because like the First Tee’s curriculum entailing goal ladders, without these specific steps, I will never progress objectively to...

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Looking Back at 2020: The Power of Resilience

Categories: Blog, Character Education, Programs

By Greg McLaughlin CEO, First Tee 2020 has created difficult situations for all of us, but the strength and resilience of our chapters, participants, coaches and volunteers also brought about many bright spots and accomplishments worth remembering. Today’s kids and teens are facing pressures that ...

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