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 we will offer different classes and opportunities throughout the year. For a full schedule and more on The First Tee of Shawnee County, visit and follow us on Facebook: @firsttee

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


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.



7 – 18 years old


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.


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.


Equipment is provided at no cost.