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Who We Are and What We Do

First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. We are part of a growing and evolving network committed to ensuring we meet the changing needs of kids and families today. We help kids show up stronger in everything they do, and we need your help to do it. You can partner with us in various ways as we build experiences that will help kids and teens achieve their full potential.

Our Focus

At First Tee Greater Wilmington, diversity means that everyone is invited to participate in our programs. Equity means everyone, regardless of background or experience, has a chance to be involved. And inclusion means everyone feels welcome to come as they are and grow through their experiences. DE&I efforts have been central to First Tee’s work since our founding. We are committed to continuing to break down barriers that keep kids and families from feeling like they belong - no matter what walk of life. We aim to develop a deep understanding of the audiences we serve and reflect this in everything we do. Our work is even more powerful when we invite, listen and learn from diverse perspectives. And we can't do all of this without your help.

A growing emphasis to provide programs to kids and families in underserved and underrepresented communities by removing barriers and providing access through:

  • Development of new program locations
  • Transportation
  • Recruiting and retaining more diverse coaches, role models and chapter leaders
  • Technology resources to bridge the digital divide

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