Research reveals convincing evidence that youth involved in our programs transferred life skills to multiple settings and learned and used life skills through the game of golf. Our curriculum, combined with trained educators, empowers participants with a set of skills that prepares them for a lifetime of new challenges.
Since 2004, First Tee has been integrating the First Tee School Program into PE classes across the country. We’ve equipped educators at elementary and middle schools with our curriculum built around the game of golf, while positively impacting kids through both the game and its inherent ability to improve social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. We work with the school to identify funding opportunities, such as sponsors or donations.
This program aligns with national physical education standards developed by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) and is designed to allow physical educators the ability to adjust lessons to fit their specific teaching situations in terms of class size, time, and facility type.
First Tee School Program gives physical educators all the tools to get started. We provide the training, equipment, and lesson plans that integrate life skills and values with the game of golf and motor skills. We have an online community for teachers and youth leaders delivering our program, providing access to the curriculum, resources, and connections with peers delivering the program around the country.
What Schools currently have the program?
We are in ALL of the schools in Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County and Fort Mill School District. We are also in schools in Alexander County, Catawba County, Gaston County, Hickory Public Schools, Lancaster School District, Lincoln County, Newton-Conover City Schools, and Rock Hill School District. To find out if your school is involved, or if you have any questions, please contact Kell Graham at [email protected]
Ready to Get Started?
To learn more about implementing this program in your area, contact us below and we will be in touch with more information.
The 6th Annual Champions Challenge will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2022 from 9:30-12:30. Schools will select two fourth grade representatives (1 male and 1 female) to compete in a nine-hole SNAG skills challenge. The students will be using skills (putt, chip, pitch and full swing) and knowledge that they have previously learned during their physical education classes. Registration for schools will open Monday, March 7th. The 2022 Champions Challenge event will take place at our new First Tee- Greater Charlotte Learning Center at Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course.
Contact Kell Graham for more information!