Today’s youth are growing up in challenging times. 1 in 5 drop out before graduating; 1 in 3 never have a mentor of any kind. These and other factors increase the likelihood of unemployment, engagement in criminal behavior and dependency on social services.

The First Tee of Atlanta is a youth development organization that uses the game of golf and a certified, proven curriculum to teach life skills to children ages 8 to 17. Our mission is clear:

To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Having served thousands of children over the past 16 years, The First Tee of Atlanta currently reaches youth at 7 golf courses, via P.E. classes in over 100 schools and through after-school programs in 14 partner sites.  We are consistently recognized as one of the top performing chapters within The First Tee’s global network.

At the foundation of our programming are The First Tee Nine Core Values which children learn to apply in real-life settings on and off the golf course. In addition to golf, The First Tee of Atlanta offers quality academic support, as well as healthy habits instruction.  There is still much work to be done.

Help us celebrate 16 years of positively impacting the lives of Atlanta area youth.  Your gift of $16 or any multiple thereof will be appreciated. Of course, gifts of any size will be warmly received and greatly treasured.

Please click the DONATE button at the top of this page to contribute online. The First Tee of Atlanta is a 501c3 Organization. Gifts are deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.