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The First Tee of Shawnee County

The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school, in school, and summer 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 right here in Shawnee County.

The program is open to kids 7-18, and typically offers different classes and opportunities throughout the year.  Note, however, that due to exciting transitions in The First Tee of Shawnee County, programming is not available in 2019.  Programming is expected to resume in 2020.

Programs at The First Tee are at little or no cost to the participants and equipment is provided.

WHY WE DO IT

A recent academic study and parent interviews have shown that The First Tee participants have exhibited a 52% improvement in school grades, a 66% improvement in social skills, a 74% improvement in communication skills, 76% improvement in confidence and 74% improvement in responsibility.

40 percent of Community Action’s The First Tee participant families are living in households with annual incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level.

DO I QUALIFY?

AGE REQUIREMENTS

7 – 18 years old

LOCATION

Programming through USD 501 serves children enrolled in each partnering school.  Summer camps are open to age-eligible youth able to attend the sessions for which they enroll.

INCOME REQUIREMENTS

The majority of Summer Camp participants are eligible for free or significantly reduced enrollment fees.  Regular enrollment for each summer camp session costs $50 per child.

OTHER

Equipment is provided at no cost.

 

HOW CAN I HELP?

The First Tee of Shawnee County is recruiting volunteers with a variety of skill sets. If you have a passion for working with youth and golf, this is your chance to do both!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Life Coach
  • Mentor
  • Administrative

If you are interested in volunteering, contact us!

GOLF EQUIPMENT NEEDED

With your help, providing the equipment allows the student fee to be affordable to everyone. We can trade in your used adult clubs for a youth set!

If you would like to donate equipment to The First Tee of Shawnee County, please contact us!

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