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Welcome to The First Tee of Silicon Valley

What We Do

The First Tee of Silicon Valley is a public charity (501c3) that impacts 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.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

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Our Events  

The Open presented by EY is right around the corner on July 29th at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. This 18-hole tournament is the largest fundraiser of the year for The First Tee of Silicon Valley. We appreciate everyone who has stepped up as a sponsor or purchased a foursome. There is still time to grab three friends and sign up! Visit our website for more details. 

Our Impact    

We want to give a shout-out to all of our participants who have graduated high school this year. We are grateful for the energy and dedication you have given to The First Tee of Silicon Valley over the years. We have armed you with Life Skills, Nine Core Values, Nine Healthy Habits, and a go-to-team as you begin your next chapter. Be it at John Hopkins, UC Riverside, Bethune Cookman University, or elsewhere, we have no doubt you will be successful in whatever you choose to do!

Our Supporters

Thank you to all who came out to Empower on July 11th! The 1st Annual Empower Girls through Golf event kicked off with three wonderful golf clinics. During the keynote, participants learned how to channel their 'pocket of power.' Empower concluded with a panel that advised the room of attendees to do what they love and to take credit for what you have earned. Half Moon Bay provided a magnificent backdrop for this event. Pictures and more details are available online.

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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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