More Than a Sports Program for Kids and Teens
Through after-school and in-school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference. Our research-proven programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.
Our mission is to impact the lives of Central Florida youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
First Tee — Central Florida is a chapter of First Tee, a youth development organization that uses golf as a vehicle to develop in young people the positive values inherent in the game such as honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, and confidence. First Tee — Central Florida delivers programs in traditional golf settings including golf courses and driving ranges as well as in schools and other youth service organizations. Research has shown that participants are learning and using life skills such as interpersonal skills, self-management, goal-setting, and resilience skills. Perhaps most importantly, many participants are receiving college scholarships and career opportunities because of their involvement with First Tee.
First Tee — Central Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created for the purpose to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Children ages 7 to 17 can join First Tee — Central Florida’s Golf and Life Skills Experience which introduces young people to the game of golf and more importantly the positive values and healthy habits associated with the game. We center our program around our Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits.