Impact Report

Young people do not automatically act with integrity or demonstrate sportsmanship. The acquisition of values is often a by-product that evolves from an individuals experiences. 

Independent research confirms the youth development programs delivered through The First Tee’s chapters instill life skills and core values in youth participants. Highlights from the study include:
  • Participants unanimously identified school as a setting in which they transferred life skills.
  • 73% reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically.
  • 82% felt confident in their social skills with peers.
  • 57% credited The First Tee for their meeting and greeting skills.
  • 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

The First Tee's goal is to provide character education and life skills programs to help young people be successful in school and in life. 

An independent, four-year, longitudinal research study led by University of Minnesota’s Maureen R. Weiss, Ph.D. confirmed The First Tee’s ability to teach life skills and The First Tee Nine Core Values™ to youth participating in the Life Skills Experience, the educational curriculum delivered at all chapters. Flip through the online version above or download it as a PDF ».

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