The First Tee® of East Lake
The First Tee ® of East Lake is a year-round golf instruction and mentoring program managed by the East Lake Foundation that uses the principles of golf including, discipline, hard work, sportsmanship and integrity to enhance academic achievement and life skills of youth in Atlanta’s East Lake and Kirkwood neighborhoods. Golf instruction also provides access to college scholarships, business connections and employment.
Formerly known as the East Lake Junior Golf Academy, The First Tee of East Lake is now part of the World Golf Foundation’s First Tee program. Students in grades 2-8 who attend Charles R. Drew Charter School in the East Lake community receive free golf instruction. They learn about golf by reading about it and through physical education classes and other golf-related activities during and after school. The First Tee of East Lake also offers year-round golf instruction that includes a unique life skills curriculum for East Lake and Kirkwood youth, ages 5-17. The First Tee of East Lake offers affordable rates and is the best value when compared to other youth golf programs across the nation.
For information, call The First Tee of East Lake, at 404-373-4351 or visit the East Lake Foundation website by clicking here.
The Yates Course is the proud home of The First Tee® of East Lake, a golf and life skills program that serves more than 930 young people every year. Participants learn how to apply a set of nine core values to meet the challenges on the course and in life.
Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgement
Do any of the nine core values bring to mind anyone in your life or align with your company’s mission? If so, consider sponsoring a tee sign at the Yates Course.
Tee Sign sponsorship are $5,000 per year and are renewable every three years. The sponsorship is a tax-deductible gift that benefits The East Lake Foundation and supports programs such as The First Tee® of East Lake. A small dedication ceremony will be planned for each tee sign unveiling. The East Lake Foundation will work with you to determine the best way to highlight your commitment.