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STEM SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Intended for participants who have beginner to intermediate level playing experience and are interested in academic support during the summer. The curriculum includes: STEM education, literacy instruction, tutoring, golf instruction, certification classes, field trips FUN activities, golf lessons and MUCH MORE!!!! Participants will receive opportunities to engage in educational planning workshops, standardized test preparation, educational/recreational field trips and individualized academic preparation.

 

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2017 STEM Summer PROGRAM REGISTRATION 

New participants must create a Participant Registration Profile. Click on the New Participant link below and follow the steps. Creating a Profile will allow you to register your child/children all at one time.

NEW PARTICIPANTS 

Returning Participants may register for Classes by clicking on the Link below. (If you have not created a Participant Registration Profile, you will not be able to register for class.)

returning-participant

NOTE: When you select an option above, you will leave this website and be redirected to the secure SPORTNGIN registration website.  

ABOUT THE PROGRAMS

STEM Golf Summer Enrichment Program

Building on last year’s success, The First Tee of Metropolitan New York offered an 8-week summer academic and golf program that provided participants with a fun and immersive way to study golf through the perspective of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Our summer academic programs were created with intentional connections to National Common Core Standards, as well as 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

Why STEM?

The current demand of STEM jobs in America greatly outweighs the supply of capable workers, and it is up to our generation of teachers and students to close that gap.

Literacy

This year, for the first time, we also offered our TFT Summer Literacy Program, to combat the infamous “Summer Slide,” when children’s reading scores tend to decline by several points, due to two months off from school.

Develop a repertoire of strategies for reading, writing, and retrieving information.

Learn through a variety of contexts.

Compose pieces through writing and speaking.

Enhance excitement for reading, writing, and learning.

2016 Results

  • 72 participants enrolled

  • 5 First Tee participants as paid interns

  • $30,000 in scholarships to 29 families in need, in many cases covering 100% of their costs*

  • Participants gained an average of 34% in reading and writing skills

  • Participants gained an average of 59% in STEM skills

*Scholarship Recipient Demographics

African-American/Black: 52%

Hispanic: 17%

Asian: 17%

Caucasian: 14%