In the coming months, we plan to slowly re-launch our Community Partner outreach program starting with 8 San Jose schools led by CORAL, an after-school program within the Catholic Charities organization.
Unfortunately, COVID put a pause on our Community Partner outreach program for over a year and a half, but our staff worked hard throughout the year to create a robust resource portal for our community partners. The online portal includes varied lessons plans, best practices, and video tutorials. Our goal was to come back stronger and better support our community partners so they have the tools to be successful. We value the community that we serve and we are excited to bring FTSV life and golf skills experience to so many in the areas where golf is a relative unknown.
Before the pandemic, FTSV partnered with over 15 schools, most of which were Title 1 status, meaning the majority of their students served come from low-income families. School principals, site managers, P.E. teachers, youth leaders and our FTSV staff worked together to bring our in-school program into their school or youth organization. Each lesson consisted of learning one of our Nine Core Values and a golf skill through different games set up in gyms, soccer fields, grass fields, or blacktop basketball courts. The equipment that we provided included oversized plastic clubs, tennis balls, and Velcro targets. At the conclusion of every class series, the students would take a field trip to Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course where our coaches took them through a typical FTSV class on the driving range and putting green.