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.


Our Approach – continuous character education where coaches intentionally bridge what participants learn in class to life experiences
Our Impact – our youth development program is positively impacting the lives of many youth people
Our Supporters – make it possible for us to serve the community and offer affordable access to all youth