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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

What’s new at The First Tee of West Michigan

Dinner & Auction event nears - Come on July 14th!

Come to our Dinner & Auction event on Monday, July 14th at The Highlands Golf Course. Funds raised go to pay for the students in our program on scholarship. Dinner is just $15 per person! RSVP needed!
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Fourth Annual Golf Outing & Auction - Sign up today!

The First Tee of West Michigan 4th Annual Golf & Auction Event is just around the corner. Sign up your foursome online today!

Not a golfer, but want to enjoy a Pig Roast and some great Auction Items? Click to register for dinner!
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READ ALL ABOUT IT: 2013 Annual Review is now available

Next year's big announcement is just one click away!
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Is your child between 7 and 17 years old and ready for some fun? Fall sessions begin September 5th...Sign up today!
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Andrew DeYoung chosen for National Academy

Birdie Participant Andrew DeYoung was one of 18 participants from throughout the country selected to participate in this event! Congrats Andrew!
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Homework & Hitting highlighted by WOTV 4

Click the link to watch a 3 minute segment on Homework & Hitting!

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The First Annual Ferris-Tee Open!

Taking place in Big Rapids at Katke Golf Course. Sign up a foursome today!
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January '13 Newsletter

See what's new at TFTWM!
It may be winter, but we never stop impacting, influencing, and inspiring our participants. Click below to see our monthly newsletter.
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WJRW interviews Tyler Smies, Exec. Director

Dave Jaconette sits down for 10 minutes and discusses The First Tee. Take a listen!
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MLive highlights us!

Read all about it! Cory Olsen writes about The First Tee!
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Winter at The First Tee: Homework & Hitting

It's snowing like crazy outside, but our participants keep coming in the winter!

Homework & Hitting enters its second year at The First Tee of West Michigan! Fill out an application to join.
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Masters Open House Party!

The First Tee of West Michigan is having a Masters Party on April 13 @ The Highlands! Check out the schedule for the afternoon!
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2012 Annual Review

Wondering what we were up to over the past year? Take a peek at our 2012 Annual Review! It highlights quotes and pictures from participants, parents, volunteers, staff and directors. We can't wait to hear what you think!
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New Homework and Hitting Site!

The First Tee of West Michigan opened up a new Homework and Hitting site in Grand Rapids
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Friends of The First Tee of West Michigan

Would you like to impact the lives of children in West Michigan? Become a Friend of The First Tee of West Michigan today!
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GVSU, Calvin golf chip in with First Tee

Golf has provided Grand Valley State's Marni Weinstein with opportunities that she never could have imagined.

It also has served as a learning tool for life beyond the confines of a course.
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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 fort their ability to appreciate diversity.

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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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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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