To make golf accessible to all youth in metro Detroit, with a focus on underrepresented young people in Detroit. The First Tee of Greater Detroit helps reshape the worldview of underserved youth in Detroit and surrounding areas by teaching life skills and character education through the game of golf. We partner with schools, parents and the community to provide evidence-based curricula for participants to achieve successful outcomes for their future.
We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID 46-3655916.
Players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. By participating in The First Tee, youth are introduced to Nine Core Values which are incorporated throughout the program.Read more
At The First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.Visit thefirsttee.org
The First Tee offers group lessons to youth up to age 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Our coaches are trained to make kids feel comfortable and assure they have a positive, non-intimidating experience. All we ask is young people come with an open mind and positive attitude.Read more