Research reveals convincing evidence that youth involved in our programs transferred life skills to multiple settings and learned and used life skills through the game of golf. Our curriculum, combined with trained educators, empowers participants with a set of skills that prepares them for a lifetime of new challenges.
Since 2004, First Tee has been integrating the First Tee School Program into PE classes across the country. We’ve equipped educators at elementary and middle schools with our curriculum built around the game of golf, while positively impacting kids through both the game and its inherent ability to improve social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. We work with the school to identify funding opportunities, such as sponsors or donations.
This program aligns with national physical education standards developed by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) and is designed to allow physical educators the ability to adjust lessons to fit their specific teaching situations in terms of class size, time, and facility type.
First Tee — Tulsa is proud to have adopted a total of 21 schools into our National School Program through our local sponsors and donors.
Garfield STEAM Academy
Holmes Park Elementary
Oaks Mission School
Clinton West Elementary
Jenks East Elementary
Carver Middle School
Horace Mann Elementary
Walt Whitman Elementary
Aspen Creek Elementary
Walt Disney Elementary
If any school in Northeastern Oklahoma would like to apply for the National School Program please contact Janice Gibson at [email protected] or call 918-591-4168.
First Tee School Program gives physical educators all the tools to get started. We provide the training, equipment, and lesson plans that integrate life skills and values with the game of golf and motor skills. We have an online community for teachers and youth leaders delivering our program, providing access to the curriculum, resources, and connections with peers delivering the program around the country.
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Winter Program 2021
Due to Covid-19, First Tee — Tulsa was unable to conduct the usual Winter Program. Instead, we focused on adding to our Life Skills Experience curriculum in January and February. In total, we positively impacted the lives of 56 students who attended classes at Mohawk Park Golf Course in January and February.
Winter Program 2020
In January and February, First Tee — Tulsa traveled to 30 schools in Tulsa and its surrounding areas. During that time, we positively impacted the lives of 6,501 students by bringing our character-development program into their school during their gym class.
Winter Program 2019
In between January 7th and February 14th, First Tee — Tulsa traveled to 29 schools around Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In doing so, we positively impacted the lives of 6,329 students by bringing our character-development program into their school during their gym class.
Winter Program 2018
In between January 9th and February 14th, First Tee — Tulsa traveled to 28 schools around Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In doing so, we positively impacted the lives of 4,564 students by bringing our character-development program into their school during their gym class.
Winter Program 2017
In the winter months of 2017 (January and February), First Tee — Tulsa traveled to 21 schools around the Tulsa and Northeastern Oklahoma areas, and positively impacted the lives of 3,665 students by bringing our character-development program into their schools.
Winter Program 2016
In the winter of 2016, First Tee — Tulsa positively impacted the lives of 2,612 students by bringing golf and life skills to 18 local and surrounding area schools.