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  • My responsibilities include establishing a curriculum of STEM concepts that can be delivered in a classroom atmosphere. Included are experiments to assist the learning of STEM concepts which are directly linked to the game of golf.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
    Organization Street Address: n/a
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, Pa, 19128
    Organization Phone Number: 215 482 3370
    Short Description of Organization:

    The First Tee is a youth development organization that teaches life skills and core values through the game of golf. We deliver programming throughout the city's schools and at several green grass golf facilities.

    Program Street Address: n/a
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19128
    Program Phone Number: 215 482 3370
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Environment Science
    • Physics
    • Sports Science
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Sports and Recreation
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    We are located in Roxborough, but program outreach covers many schools in and outside of the city.

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • During school
    • After school
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 51-75%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Accommodations are made as best possible in consideration of limitations or needs. We frequently work with the Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers Association.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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