Character Matters: From PE to the Classroom

IMG_7957-60The First Tee provides educational programs on golf courses, in youth centers and at elementary schools that help young people develop character while playing a fun game—golf! The First Tee National School Program is designed to teach character education during PE classes, but core values like integrity, responsibility and confidence apply to every aspect of life. These elementary schools are taking the core values and healthy habits beyond their school gym and into every classroom. Continue reading “Character Matters: From PE to the Classroom”

Under Armour Suits Up its Birdie Team to Support The First Tee National School Program

Under Armour's Birdie Team: PGA TOUR players Jordan Spieth; Hunter Mahan; Gary Woodland; and Scott Stallings
Under Armour’s Birdie Team: PGA TOUR players Jordan Spieth; Hunter Mahan; Gary Woodland; and Scott Stallings
With back-to-school season in full swing, The First Tee National School Program is ready to rollout in even more schools across the nation thanks to Under Armour’s Birdie Campaign benefiting The First Tee. At six select PGA TOUR events from April to June, Under Armour pledged to The First Tee $100 for each birdie and $250 for each eagle that their Birdie Team athletes made. Continue reading “Under Armour Suits Up its Birdie Team to Support The First Tee National School Program”

Johnson & Johnson Celebrates "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" with The First Tee

JJ_kids to work 1Each year, millions of parents take their children to work for a fun and educational day known as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” This year, Johnson & Johnson employees at the New Jersey headquarters treated their children to a full day of activities that included a golf clinic by The First Tee of Greater Trenton. Continue reading “Johnson & Johnson Celebrates "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" with The First Tee”

Linking The First Tee National School Program to the Course

How One Field Trip is Positively Impacting School Attendance PDid you know missing 10 percent of the school year in elementary grades can set many students up for future academic struggle, including a higher chance of dropping out in high school? Ten percent. That’s just 18 days a school year. The First Tee understands attendance during elementary school is a key indicator of academic success, which is why seeing chapters, like The First Tee of Charlotte come together with local schools, is something to be excited about. Continue reading “Linking The First Tee National School Program to the Course”