Tee Up In Gym Class
In elementary schools in our community and across the United States, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to The First Tee National School Program, bringing our curriculum to your child’s gym during physical education class. By teaching elementary students The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, we’re putting them on the course to a healthy and active lifestyle.
The First Tee National School Program gives gym teachers and physical educators the tools to get started. We provide the training, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment.
- Create a safe introduction to golf for today’s students and teachers.
- Ensure that golf education meets the same national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).
- Help students build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game.
- Show students that golf can be a great part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.
As a result of the success and mission of our organization, The First Tee National School Program (NSP) has garnered significant support from the community over the past three years through the support of our corporate partners which include, but are not limited to, K-Machines, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, International Paper, Great Dane Trailers, Wells Fargo Bank, The City of Savannah, and the PGA Foundation. In April 2013, the Southern Company and Georgia Power graciously funded 27 Savannah-Chatham County Public Elementary Schools, to bring The First Tee National School Program to every elementary public school in Savannah. The NSP will expand access to the game of golf and the nine core values taught through the game for over 29,000 youth, uses SNAG equipment; which allows us to implement The First Tee life skills program as part of the physical education curriculum in for grades K-8, thereby greatly increasing our impact and reach in the community.