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First Tee Monterey County


To offer young people of Monterey County opportunities for a better future

The Big Idea

First Tee - Monterey County provides youth of all backgrounds an opportunity for a better future through a targeted curriculum of golf and character development, life skills, academic support, higher education, mentorship, and career development. First Tee - Monterey County uses activity-based learning to teach participants life skills, the First Tee Code of Conduct, exposure and leadership, and the First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, confidence, respect, responsibility, courtesy, perseverance, judgment, and sportsmanship.

My Mom struggled in a lot as a single mom. She realized that if she wanted to give me a good life she had to work two jobs, sometimes three. That meant she hardly ever got to see me when I was a kid, it was very difficult. I knew education would be the best way to support my mom. The guidance of the learn by doing attitude of the First Tee/ Future Citizens Foundation put in place the foundation for my next steps in education. Through mentoring, leadership training and a safe culture/environment there is now a 22 year old Psychology major with a minor in statistics who graduated for the Pay It Forward scholarship program at Cal State Monterey Bay. I will now play it forward for the next young person for me their mentor.

- Emily Cordova

Attention Monterey County Nonprofits

Monterey County Gives! launches November 10th, 2022.

The RFP for 2022 is now closed.