Our Diversity Pledge
First Tee was founded upon Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy & Judgment. In 2007, First Tee – Benton Harbor adopted a tenth Core Value: Inclusion. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the core of First Tee – Benton Harbor’s identity and essential to our continued success as an organization. The purpose of increasing diversity is to ensure it is part of the fabric of our organizational culture in all aspects of the business. This is not a project, program or series of events, but an expression of who we are and an intentional process to ensure that our mission is fulfilled.
PURE Insurance surprises First Tee participant with college scholarship award during 2023 PURE Insurance Championship
Welcome to First Tee
First Tee 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’re Building Game Changers through our junior golf programs.
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 golf-based personal growth programs, we see kids build life and leadership skills that empower them in all areas of life, including school, friendships and eventually careers.
Your involvement can directly impact the kids we serve and the skills they develop in First Tee. Get involved today and help give kids the tools that will last them a lifetime.