The First Tee of Greater New Orleans’ programs teach young people life skills that allow them to face challenges at home, school and play in a constructive manner. The skills they learn include problem solving, goal setting, time management, controlling one’s emotions, working well with others and improving relationships with family and community.
The First Tee is more than just a place to learn the game of golf. We provide opportunities for young people to experience a positive, safe place, surrounded by caring adults. They learn the value of giving back to their community and the meaning of responsibility and respect. The goals of The First Tee are to see participants graduate from high school on time with the life skills needed to succeed in college and life, with the ability to make healthy choices and with the desire to positively impact their communities.
The First Tee provides programs that enable a young person the opportunity to receive the support needed to address issues that are associated with academic achievement. We offer three core programs, all based on our Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits:
- The First Tee Life Skills Experience
- The First Tee National School Program (NSP)
- The First Tee DRIVE
The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits are nine health and wellness topics presented as a part of The First Tee National School Program and Life Skills Experience. Using a holistic and integrated format the program seeks to help youth understand vital life lessons needed to display a positive, productive, and healthy lifestyle.
These Healthy Habits are incorporated into all programs and are formatted for easy understanding and learning by elementary-age students and participants. The Nine Healthy Habits are organized under three categories of physical, emotional and social health. Within these categories, topics include understanding fitness and nutrition, maintaining quality friendships, dealing with bullies, and contributing to a healthy family and community.
2016 Summer Schedule
Life Skills Experience
The Life Skills Experience serves youth 5 through 18 during after-school hours, weekends and summer months. Cost is never a barrier to participate, as scholarships are available for youth who can’t afford to pay for registration.
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National School Program
The First Tee National School Program (NSP) is conducted during regular school hours and engages elementary-age students in a structured physical education curriculum that promotes motor skills and character development in every lesson.
The First Tee D.R.I.V.E
The First Tee DRIVE is the perfect activity for young people as it Develops Rewarding, Inspiring Values for Everyone. The First Tee DRIVE is a set of 18 golf Activity Plans designed to provide a fun, engaging after-school program which exposes young people to the behaviors associated with The First Tee’s Nine Core Values
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The First Tee of New Orleans have several levels of participants. We care about committment as we require that junior golfers cannot miss more than four sessions and remain eligible to stay in the program. We also require that they learn about how our core values help them in life and in golf. If you are interested in learning more about how we rank our junior golfers as they progress through the program read more.