Case for Support of our Junior Golf & Character Education Programs
Want to make a difference in the lives of young people in the greater Pasadena area? There are many ways you can support the mission of First Tee – Greater Pasadena and help us introduce the game of golf and its inherent values like honesty, respect and confidence, to kids and teens.
Nine Reasons to Invest in Our Youth
|1.||MENTORING||Over 35 mentors coached more than 4,000 registered youth in our Life Skills Classes|
|2.||OUTREACH||Over 64,000 youth experienced our Life Skills Curriculum at their schools since 2008 through our School Program (formerly DRIVE Program) and Community Program (formerly NSP).|
|3.||AFFORDABILITY||Class fees for all youth are just $85-$95 as greater than 50% of costs are covered by donations.|
|4.||ASSISTANCE||Class fees are waived for over 25% of our participants who are from low-income families or who participate in our chapter’s Mulligan and Adaptive Programs that service at-risk youth and youth with special needs.|
|5.||RESPECT||Our youth clearly demonstrate Respect for themselves, others and their surroundings.|
|6.||EDUCATION||Over 600 registered participants were recognized as A/B Honor Roll Students by First Tee home office since 2014.|
|7.||ACCESS||Annandale Country Club, Glendora Country Club, Oakmont Country Club and San Gabriel Country Club have provided mentor events for participants at our chapter.|
|8.||CHARACTER||Families report better behavior from their children at home and school because of our classes.|
|9.||HEALTH||Our youth exercise often and learn a healthy life style — physical, emotional and social — from us.|
Check out these outstanding stories from our participants, as they reflect what our program has meant to them!
– continuous character education where coaches intentionally bridge what participants learn in class to life experiences
– our youth development program is positively impacting the lives of many youth people
– make it possible for us to serve the community and offer affordable access to all youth