Youth Development

FIRST TEE OF TULSA INC

aka First Tee of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Mission

TO IMPACT THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE BY PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT BUILD CHARACTER, INSTILL LIFE-ENHANCING VALUES AND PROMOTE HEALTHY CHOICES THROUGH THE GAME OF GOLF.
THE FIRST TEE OF TULSA PROGRAM IS OFFERED TO NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA YOUTH, WITH EMPHASIS ON DISADVANTAGED YOUTH, AT NO COST.

Ruling Year

2002

Executive Director

Mrs. Janice Gibson

Main Address

Po Box 702298

Tulsa, OK 74170 USA

Keywords

education, life skills, golf, youth

EIN

73-1622118

 Number

4975001780

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Our goal is to help children be successful in life and learn to make good choices. We give kids a safe place to go. We teach life skills using the game of golf. We provide mentoring, help with reading and math, teach STEM, and provide ACT test preparation classes. Everything offered by First Tee of Tulsa is provided completely free of charge to the children.

Our programs

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Life Skills

Reading & Math Program

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our goal is to reach as many disadvantaged Northeast Oklahoma youth to provide them educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values, and promote healthy choices. We use the game of golf as the vehicle.
Through participation in the First Tee of Tulsa, children learn positive values such as honesty, integrity, self-discipline, perseverance and sportsmanship.

The First Tee of Tulsa headquarters/learning center is located near lower income areas of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
We provide our program totally free of charge to the participants.
We have 2 satellite locations and 3 vans to transport children to and from the classes.
We teach the program to Physical Education teachers in public schools so we can reach and help more children.
We work in conjunction with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Salvation Army, Higher Esteem, YMCA, and Tulsa Housing Authority, to name a few.

We have a strong organization that has been steadily growing since inception in 2000.
Our staff is diverse and well trained by First Tee National. Several of our staff members are individuals who participated and progressed through First Tee of Tulsa as youngsters.
We have obtained funding to provide more staff members to work with the children and drive them to and from classes in our First Tee of Tulsa vans.
We have a solid group of volunteers who are dedicated to the program and the children.
We have been developing a social media platform to get the word out about the program.

First Tee of Tulsa tracks all program participants through the each level of the program.
Children complete life skills and golf tests to advance to the next level of the program.
We track the number of participants as well as their ages and ethnicity.
We are required by First Tee National to submit progress indicators on a regular basis.
Over the years we have had several students earn scholarships for higher education as a direct result of their involvement in First Tee of Tulsa.

2017 student growth rate of 19.83%; 12,617 students involved in one of the First Tee of Tulsa programs in 2017, an increase of 9,165 students in 2016.
935 entirely new students enrolled in First Tee programs at one of our 3 locations.
40 partnering youth organizations/schools were recruited and enrolled in First Tee of Tulsa.
First Tee staff conducted 60 classes (8 lessons each class) held for a minimum of 1.5 hours in length. Five of the classes were reserved for special needs students.
Enrollment at the Page Belcher Golf Course satellite location almost tripled in 2017 over 2016.

Since the program's inception in 2000, over 64,000 children have been touched by the First Tee of Tulsa program. We average participation of over 12,000 children per year.

We raised funding to construct a state-of-the-art junior headquarters building at Mohawk Park Golf Course as well as a practice driving range, chipping and putting green, and the re-routing of the back nine holes of Pecan Valley Golf Course at Mohawk Park for the First Tee of Tulsa program. The junior headquarters serves as a meeting place for junior golfers, includes a 3-stall indoor driving range, includes a computer learning center, provides classrooms in which to conduct educational programs, offers activities to develop participants' self-esteem, civic responsibility and confidence to broaden their goals in life, and teaches life skills to children.

We developed a mentoring program in 2005 to promote positive character development, develop leaders and further assist children who participate in the program.

We offer a program called, DRIVE (Develops Rewarding Inspiring Values for Everyone). Through this after school program we offer First Tee classes at junior high and high schools located in low socio-economic areas.

A long-time First Tee of Tulsa sponsor, Hille Foundation, offers college scholarships to program participants.

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Financials

FIRST TEE OF TULSA INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No