Summer of Opportunity!

Every year participants from our Ace level, which is the highest in our program, are selected to apply for First Tee National opportunities. Competition for the opportunities is high and spaces are limited. To be selected, applicants must meet the requirements set forth by First Tee National, and must write several short essays, add in their accomplishments in and out of the classroom, and include letters of recommendation. Applicants from across the country apply for the limited spaces and recipients get to experience opportunities of a life time. We are thrilled to announce the acceptance of 5 of our Ace participants:  Franky Sumcad, Salma Rivera, Nancy Rivera, Norah Yang, and Sophie Thai (pictures shown left to right) to various First Tee National opportunities.

Franky Sumcad, Norah Yang, and Sophie Thai were accepted to the First Tee National Championship to be held at Warren Golf Course in South Bend Indiana on June 27th – July 1st. Click here for the full story

Salma Rivera and Nancy Rivera  were all accepted to the Game Changers Academy to be held July 19th-23th in Philadelphia, PA. Participants will take part in workshops exploring topics that encourage personal growth and promote understanding of diversity, equality and inclusion that foster positive change in the community. Click here for the full story

Nancy Rivera was one of 25 high school graduates selected from around the country (over 250 program locations nationwide) to the First Tee College Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program supports alumni throughout their college career in an effort to further their life skill development and mentorship. The need and merit-based program provides scholarships of up to $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of college admission. The program also provides professional development workshops and access to internships and full-time employment placement post-graduation. Click here for the full story

“We are proud and excited to have Franky, Salma, Norah, Sophie and Nancy represent our chapter at these national opportunities,” says First Tee – Silicon Valley Program Director, Chris Moreno-Hunt. “We are grateful to have had them in our program and be able to watch them give back and develop strong interpersonal skills. They make our program a better place. Congratulations Franky, Salma, Nancy, Norah, and Sophie!”

Please join us in congratulating our participants for their outstanding achievement. Acceptance to these opportunities is a product of their character, the work they put in, and the commitment they demonstrated to progress through our program.

To find out more regarding our local, regional, and national opportunities please visit our youth opportunity page.