December 3, 2019.
This #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting The First Tee of Central florida
The First Tee of 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 18 can join The First Tee of 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.
Why give to The First Tee of Central Florida?
This Giving Tuesday, invest in our Central Florida youth with The First Tee of Central Florida. Financial support helps us keep class fees affordable, allow us to maintain our policy that no child ever be turned away for an inability to pay, and meet the huge demand for our programs. Our positive youth development programs works. Results from an independent, longitudinal study of participants in The First Tee’s Golf & Life Skills Experience, which is delivered through The First Tee of Central Florida at 9 local golf courses by trained coaches, confirmed what experts in these arenas are seeing. Students found that they were able to stay positive when frustrated with homework, to set goals to get better grades and to look for solutions to problems with peers. In the same study, 73% reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 82% felt confident in their social skills with peers because of their involvement in The First Tee.
As further evidence, a recent study revealed 84% of teens and 85% of alumni credit the program for helping them be a better student in school. Ninety-one percent of alumni engaged in community service while in The First Tee, and 72% still do (compared to 22% of youth aged 16-2413). In an independent case study of one Midwestern school district delivering The First Tee National School Program, teachers reported seeing in their students improved socialization skills, increased interest in the game of golf and positive experiences for students who do not usually excel in physical education. Teachers also identified improved teaching methodologies, a framework for integrating core values into their non-golf activities and parental excitement about the program. Thus, young people we work with and mentor behave better, get better grades, and are healthier than their peers.
What Is #GivingTuesday?
Giving Tuesday or International Day of Giving was first announced in October 2012, just a month before the first #GivingTuesday! Founded by the 92nd Street Y and the UN Foundation, Giving Tuesday kicks off the spirit of the holidays and is one of the last chances for tax deductible donations. Over $300 million were raised in 2018 to a variety of causes!
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