The First Tee of Silicon Valley is proud of the impact it has on the lives of so many young people. Our mentoring programs develop youth into well behaved, healthy, and successful adults. We are inspired every day by their stories, their achievements, and their enthusiasm.
Our commitment to the success of our participants extends well beyond the golf course. We encourage academic excellence from all our youth. While we don’t judge their potential based upon a grade point average, we do emphasize the importance and value of scholastic achievement. Understanding the position of our participants in school increases our ability to mentor them. So, we make an effort to collect our participants’ report cards as an indicator of their growth and success. Our 2014 reports indicate that more than 85% of our participants received all A’s and B’s (or the equivalent) in school. This high performance is well above the average performance of their peers.