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Help youth learn skills that go far beyond the fairway.

Support experiential learning that builds inner strength, confidence, and resilience.

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Making golf's life and leadership lessons accessible to all.

Why First Tee

First Tee- Greater Richmond is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.

We see golf as a metaphor for life. It’s not the score that counts, but what you learn along the way. Like in life, golf requires goal setting, working with others and digging deep when things get tough. Golf is a perfect practice ground for learning skills that go far beyond the fairways.

Donate Today

Your investment will support the suggested areas of need above and will help shape the lives of youth as we:

  • Deliver the life-changing impact of First Tee to kids from all walks of life in our community.
  • Identify opportunities to provide programs for youth from historically under-resourced communities.
  • Leverage digital platforms and technology to connect with youth.
  • Support the next generation of mentor and leaders.
“The impact First Tee has had on my life will forever bring positives... Each step in the First Tee program has taught me life changing decisions and provided golf opportunities. Learning how to be respectful to my peers and to my surroundings has improved my well being. Even learning how to set reachable goals to help set me up to achieve my dreams has been crucial.”
– Ivan Chan, First Tee Participant