Participant Spotlight: Meet Joshua Jang

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Meet Joshua Jang, a Freshman at Christopher High School (Gilroy).  He has been in our program since the Fall of 2016 and has been an active participant advancing to the Ace level, the highest in our program.

In addition to our certifying program, Joshua often takes part in our seasonal opportunities.  He has been active in our seasonal tournaments as well as our previous Go Green events where he assisted in planting multiple trees at Gavilan Golf Course.  Recently, he has decided to take on the mentor role and has trained to be a volunteer coach for First Tee – Silicon Valley.

“First Tee’s coaches, volunteers, and participants have really inspired me to want to give back to a community that has given me so much. The lessons I have learned through the program are so applicable to my own life, and really showed me how I can make the most of my youth.”

Joshua spends his time golfing and mentoring his younger brothers, Joey and Jesse. He is positive, respectful, and proactive.  When in need of help, he takes initiative and reaches out to his coaches for advice. He had a recent conversation with one of his coaches about time management and shortly thereafter built out his Google Calendar that he uses daily for school, chores, and golf. He is ambitious and follows through on advice he is given.

We are fortunate to have him as a participant, and we are excited for him to begin his journey mentoring other participants in our program.