Mission: To positively impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that promote character development, life-enhancing values, and healthy choices through the game of golf.
Results: Founded in 2005 as one of 200 chapters affiliated with a national organization, The First Tee, we have impacted the lives of over 2,650 participants in our Life Skills Experience curriculum; we have introduced our programs to over 14,800 students in our school outreach program; we have implemented The First Tee National School Program in seven schools making our curriculum available to over 2,000 students every year through their physical education programs; we have implemented The First Tee DRIVE program at three Boys & Girls Clubs and one YMCA location; and we have a program for young people in the juvenile justice system that offers instruction and a new set of golf clubs to 20 students who attend each session.
Target demographics: any child 6 - 18 years old
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,440 kids
Geographic areas served: the State of Idaho
Programs: The First Tee Life Skills Experience; The First Tee National School program; The First Tee DRIVE Program; School Outreach; and The First Tee Second Chance Program for juveniles in the Canyon County Juvenile Justice System.
This was my son's first year in the First Tee program and he loved it. Not only did he learn proper mechanics with his golf swing, he was so much more attentive to the details of the game. He would mark his ball, rake the bunkers, and really try to play by the rules of the game. He would even count his misses as strokes because that was the right thing to do. The First Tee of Idaho has instilled valuable life lessons, while making the game of golf fun.