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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Golf, Sports, Youth Centers & Clubs, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The First Tee of Denver is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality academic programs and golf skill instruction to disadvantaged youth. The First Tee of Denver serves the community without regard to racial, cultural, sexual or religious orientation or affiliation, with the sole objective of increasing academic success in youth.

Target demographics: Denver area Children between 4-18

Programs: In-School & After School -Read & swing -Club building -P.E. classes Summer Programming -Younguns- Ages 4-6 with no golf experience -Player- Ages5-7 with some golf experience -Pars-Ages 7 & up with no golf experience -Pardies-Ages 8 & up with some golf experience -Birdies-Ages 9 & up with par certification -Girls Only-All age levels -Beagles-Teenage Beginners: Ages 13 & up -Eagles-Advanced: ages 10 & up -Players Club-Advanced tournament series

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The First Tee of Denver is a nonprofit group that has primary focus on education for the youth of the community. They adequately engage participants through summer programs as well as several school related curriculum throughout the school year. I can relate first hand to the beneficial experiences The First Tee gave me. After the first encounter with this nonprofit was brilliant and I just kept coming back. I believe the most powerful asset The First Tee has is the enthusiastic, charismatic, passionate individuals who are involved with the goals they are accomplishing. They care and believe in what they are doing which is a very powerful statement for this great nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Participating as a volunteer has been very rewarding. Members of the First Tee staff are terrific and demonstrate a love for the students as well as the game of golf. I have helped with homework, read books, built golf clubs, and introduced students to the fundamentals and etiquette of golf. Each session is well structured and students are taught important decision making, listening, and life skills. I feel lucky to have the chance to escape the stresses of the day and spend time with the students. They truly have blessed my life. I recommend the First Tee of Denver without reservation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the First Tee of Denver for eight years. I started out as a participant in their 'Girls Night Out' Class then moved up to being a member of the 'Players Club'. I am now a Mentor over the summer and volunteer with the Read N Swing program during the school year. The First Tee of Denver has played a huge role in who I am today and who I hope to be in the future. The program's nine core values are some of my most prized qualities, and are the reason that I continue to succeed in school and other aspects of my life. The organization also helped me develop my future plans of being a teacher. Through personal experience it has become clear to me that the First Tee of Denver truly cares about all of their participants.