Annual Review 2015

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2015 Highlights include: Classes: Over 1,100 youth took classes at San Jose, Alviso, Moffett Field, Gilroy, and Palo Alto Outreach: Over 10,000 youth took DRIVE at Alum Rock Elementary, Rocketship Education & Franklin McKinley Schools, and community groups & events Impact: Our youth behave b...

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2015 in Review

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2015 has been another very solid year for The First Tee of Silicon Valley. Throughout 2015, the impact the program has had on youth throughout the Silicon Valley can be seen in the growing number of participants reached, our participant opportunities, and our in-school programs. Throughout all four ...

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Five More Participants Become Ace Certified

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As The First Tee of Silicon Valley continues on into the winter season, we would like to recognize five more participants that have become Ace certified. Congratulations Liam, Allyson, Shriya, Robby, and William! Becoming Ace certified is no easy accomplishment.  Most Ace Certified participants hav...

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Coach Sabrina Reflects on 6 Years with The First Tee of Silicon Valley

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by Sabrina Souryasack Over Thanksgiving break, as I was completing my college applications, I realized whether it has been as a participant, volunteer, or coach, The First Tee of Silicon Valley has been a large part of my life for the past 6 years. During the application process, preparing to transi...

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Participant Coordinates Golf Club Drive

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Participant Drives the Drive – over 100 Golf Clubs Collected for The First Tee of Silicon Valley This past fall, John W., a sophomore at Menlo School in Atherton, helped to coordinate a golf drive in his area.  John’s main motivation for the drive was, “I saw on the The First Tee of Silic...

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Rancho Update

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About 50 members of the community including many of our participants spoke on behalf of saving our golf courses and sang the praises of our positive impact on thousands of youth at the San José City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 17th (Item 5). City Council accepted the recent golf audit r...

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Stanford Men’s Golf Supports Chapter Championship

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On November 21st, nine mentors and 25 participants participated in our Chapter Championship held at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course. This local tournament was a first for many participants, and they loved seeing the coaches on course showing off their skills. The real stars of the day, however, were f...

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Youth Are a Blessing

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The genuine interactions that occur with a young person are the most authentic, transparent, interesting, and entertaining of all. Curiosity and comfort leads them to ask many questions as they figure out how Confidence helps them hit a golf ball or Judgment helps them read a green. Luis, a 5th grad...

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Cindy Rebhan Retires from City of San Jose

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The First Tee of Silicon Valley would like to congratulate Cindy Rebhan on her recent retirement from the City of San Jose. Since The First Tee of Silicon Valley began ten years ago, Cindy has been an advocate for and a friend of our program. Cindy has been a park manager and liaison to the …...

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The First Tee of Silicon Valley at Rancho del Pueblo GC

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October Memo Highlights of our program at Rancho Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course is a one-of-a-kind facility for The First Tee’s programs. Curriculum includes Nine Core Values, Life Skills and Healthy Habits. Classes are affordable and outreach is in partnership with ARUSD, RSED and FMUSD. In 2014, ...

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