To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote healthy character development and healthy life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
The First Tee of the Glades is a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office youth initiative that combines afterschool educational assistance and character development curriculum taught through the game of golf.
The First Tee of the Glades’ mission is broader than simply teaching kids how to play golf. The program allows the children to experience a strong life skills component that includes community service and mentoring opportunities. The life skills experience is one of the features that differentiates The First Tee program from other successful junior golf programs.
The First Tee of the Glades’ program is divided into five participant levels: Player, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace. Each participant is enrolled at the Player level and progresses through each level by demonstrating golf proficiency and life skills knowledge.
LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION What makes The First Tee effective in building positive character traits in young people is The First Tee Life Skills Experience, a curriculum developed by experts in the field of positive youth development and delivered by trained coaches. Through this experience, participants learn to apply life skills and transfer the positive values of golf to everyday life.
PARTICIPANTS LEARN TO:
Make healthy decisions
Plan for the future
Set step-by-step goals
Empower youth to make healthy decisions by thinking about the core values
Build rapport and establish positive relationship
Nurture golf and life skill development
Create a fun learning environment
First Tee Founding Partners
ADVENTURE ISLAND 2010Click to open Photo Album
Allianz Championship 2010Click to open Photo Album
Black Gold Fishing Contest 2010Click to open Photo Album
BUSCH GARDENS 2011Click to open Photo Album
Expo 2011Click to open Photo Album
HONDA CLASSIC 2012Click to open Photo Album
Junior Expo 2010Click to open Photo Album
Universal Studios 2010Click to open Photo Album
Sugarcane Golf Club 2619 West Canal Street North Belle Glade, FL 33430