Why Golf?

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our personal growth and junior golf programs, we see kids’ build self confidence, inspiring more active participation in leadership opportunities and events, community involvement, and college scholarships.

School Program:

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.

elementary school program

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.

What’s provided:

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.

Ready to Get Started?

To learn more about implementing this program in your area, contact us below and we will be in touch with more information.

The School Program is currently engaging over 65,345 children in 111 schools in First Tee – Raritan Valley Chapter area.

List of participating schools by county:

CountySchool DistrictSchoolDate Program Started
HunterdonAlexandria TownshipLester D. Wilson2014
ClintonImmaculate Conception2015
Delaware TownshipDelaware Township2014
East Amwell TownshipEast Amwell Township2014
Flemington-RaritanCopper Hill Elementary2015
High BridgeHigh Bridge2014
Kingwood TownshipKingwood Township2014
Milford BoroughMilford Public2014
Readington TownshipWhitehouse2014
Readington TownshipThree Bridges2014
Readington TownshipHolland Brook2014
South Hunterdon RegionalWest Amwell Township2015
MiddlesexHighland ParkBartle2009
Highland ParkIrving2009
MonroeMill Lake2012
MonroeBarclay Brook2012
New BrunswickLincoln2009
New BrunswickLincoln Annex2009
New BrunswickLivingston2009
New BrunswickLord Stirling2009
New BrunswickMcKinnley2009
New BrunswickPaul Robeson2009
New BrunswickPaul Robeson Annex2009
New BrunswickRedshaw2009
New BrunswickRoosevelt2009
New BrunswickWoodrow2009
New BrunswickGreater Brunswick Charter2015
North BrunswickAdams2009
North BrunswickJudd2009
North BrunswickLivingston Park2009
North BrunswickParsons2009
Perth AmboyAnthony Ceres2010
Perth AmboyEdward Patten2010
Perth AmboyHerbert Richardson2010
Perth AmboyJames Flynn2010
Perth AmboyRobert Wilentz2010
South BrunswickGreenbrook2015
South BrunswickDeans2015
South BrunswickBrooks Crossing2015
South BrunswickIndian Fields2015
South BrunswickMonmouth Junction2015
South BrunswickCambridge2015
South BrunswickBrunswick Acres2015
South RiverSouth River2011
WoodbridgeAvenel Steet2012
WoodbridgeClaremont Avenue2012
WoodbridgeIndiana Avenue2012
WoodbridgeKennedy Park2012
WoodbridgeLafayette Estates2012
WoodbridgeLynn Crest2011
WoodbridgeMawbey Street2012
WoodbridgeMenlo Park Terrace2012
WoodbridgeOak Ridge Heights2012
WoodbridgePort Reading2012
WoodbridgeRoss Street2012
WoodbridgeFord Avenue2012
WoodbridgeTerrance C Reilly School 72011
Diocese of PatersonAssumption School2015
East HanoverEast Hanover2015
Morris PlainsMountain Way2015
Mountain LakesWildwood2012
Parsippany – Troy HillsTroy Hills Elementary2015
St. Vincent MartrSt. Vincent Martyr2013
SomersetBasking RidgeMontgomery Academy2012
Bound BrookLafayette2011
Bound BrookLaMonte2011
Franklin TownshipElizabeth Avenue2015
RaritanSt. Anns2011
UnionCranfordOrange Avenue School2014
ElizabethAbraham Lincoln2010
ElizabethAlbert Einstein2010
ElizabethBen Franklin2010
ElizabethCharles Hudson2010
ElizabethChristopher Columbus2010
ElizabethDonald Stewart2010
ElizabethDr. Martin Luther King2010
ElizabethGeorge Washington2010
ElizabethJohn Marshall2010
ElizabethMabel Holmes2010
ElizabethMadison – Monroe2010
ElizabethMonsgnor Joao Antao2010
ElizabethNicolas Murray Butler2010
ElizabethRobert Morris2010
ElizabethRonald Reagan2010
ElizabethTerence Reilly2010
ElizabethWilliam Halloran2010
ElizabethWinfred Scott2010
North PlainfieldStony Brook2010
RahwayGrover Cleveland2010
RahwayFranklin Roosevelt2010
RoselleSt. Josephs Carpenter2010
Scotch PlainsNewmark School2015
Washington ElementarySummit2015
WarrenPhillipsburgGreenwich School2012
*As of 1/5/16