Welcome to The First Tee of West Michigan

Bears Hibernate…We Don't.

Looking for a fun, learning environment for your child after school this winter? Homework & Hitting was created just for you!

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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

2014 Volunteers of the Year

These individuals gave so much to our students and programs last year.
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Successful finance and budgeting night in the books!

Read on about Fifth Third Bank's workshop at The First Tee.
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These individuals made our wish of $10,000 by the end of 2014 a reality.
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Homework and Hitting all winter long!

Feeling the winter blues? Attend Homework & Hitting!
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Trips, tournaments, and triple bogeys: a summer in review

What did our students do in 2014?
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What's next? Homework, hitting, and higher learning

What do we do all winter?
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Calvin, GVSU Golfers Chip in for The First Tee of West Michigan Program

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The First Tee expands to Kent Country Club

We are excited for this new partnership!
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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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Feeling Blue? Come to Homework & Hitting all winter long!

Looking for a fun, learning environment for your child after school? You've come to the right place!
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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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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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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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2nd Annual Golf Marathon

These golfers are playing all day for our kids - with a goal of 100 holes. Sponsor them today!
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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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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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