First Tee In Schools Program Exposed 5,000 SFUSD fifth graders to golf as part of their physical education classes Began with 15 schools and will expand to all 30 for 2010/2011 school year
In School Shuttle to Visitacion Valley Transported via bus shuttle 500 students to Visitacion Valley facility Classes were part of students’ PE and leadership curriculum They were incorporated into students’ school day
Harding Park Classes Taught over 1000 students during Spring, Summer, and Fall classes at Harding Park Classes were held after school and weekends during Spring and Fall During Summer, we taught 5 classes a day as well as camps.
Future Foursome +8 Provided daily golf tutoring and life skills instruction to 12 men from Bayview/Hunter’s Point Experiences ranged from field trips to the U.S. Open, playing the Cliffs Course at Olympic and private instruction from Lake Merced golf staff
Visitacion Valley Golf Team In just 8 months, 12 students were golf course ready Spent Tuesdays and Thursdays playing Gleneagles Integrated into our Harding Park programming Ended summer by playing Cliffs Course and representing our chapter in Ryder Cup competitions
The Cliffs Course For 3 consecutive weeks, 27 students experienced the Cliffs Course playing with a board member. In the words of student Terek Turner, “this course is much harder than Fleming.”
Impacted Visitacion Valley Significant reduction in suspension and behavioral issues More consistent attendance Teachers noticed significant behavioral changes with respect to core values
Impact Overall 8% of active students have achieved our highest life skills designation and can shoot 55 or better for 9 holes 32 of our students can shoot 90 or less and have mastered goal setting and conflict resolution skills We have taught 3500 children self-management life skills and golf.
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