Who helped you get to where you are today?
Mentoring is priceless. If you had a mentor growing up, you know that having someone to listen and give support, encouragement, and guidance to overcome life’s challenges can be transforming. When we look back on the 95,000 kids First Tee – Silicon Valley has worked with, we are filled with pride and joy knowing that our mentors and our youth development program was there for the kids of our community.
Meet Salma and Nancy. These sisters have progressed and benefitted enormously from our program. Golf was never on their radar but their mom learned about First Tee – Silicon Valley through a family friend. Their mom really liked the life skills we were teaching and the girls felt included and enjoyed the community that they developed with their First Tee peers and coaches. Salma and Nancy were able to participate for 6 years due to our financial aid program. They are first generation Latinas to graduate high school and go to college in their family due to the character-building skills cultivated by our mentors (See Salma’s impact video at the bottom).
Our kids face a lot of heavy stuff. The pressures of social media, loneliness, mental health struggles, family dynamics, inequities of living in Silicon Valley and devasting world events are all adversely affecting youth. We create time and space for our kids to share what’s going on in their lives so they reach out and connect with us.
We have long-term mentoring impact. Our intentional focus on the recruitment, retention and progression of our participants teaching a proven curriculum by high quality mentors has a big impact. 100% of our long-term kids graduate high school and 100% attend college while learning life skills that make them good citizens!
Help us Mentor MORE Kids!
We are thrilled to share that we have new 25-year agreement for expanded access at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course which doubles the number of kids and we can serve. Help us grow our program and help us mentor more kids.
Your $500 donation will underwrite one low-income course participant and one Title 1 student to experience our program. That is less than $1.50 a day for authentic, one-on-one mentorship teaching our character-building life lessons that have proven to make a difference. On behalf of kids like Salma, we thank you!
We are here, and have been every day since 2005 changing the game for MORE kids.
Thank You for helping to make that happen!
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