First Tee – Greater Detroit

At First Tee, we’re Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens through golf.


Welcome to First Tee

First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. We’re Building Game Changers through our junior golf programs.

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Our Programs

Experiences are our greatest teacher. First Tee believes in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. Through our golf-based personal growth programs, we see kids build life and leadership skills that empower them in all areas of  life, including school, friendships and eventually careers.

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In 2020, First Tee – Greater Detroit became an affiliate of The Children’s Foundation, a leader in improving the health and wellness of children and families in Michigan and beyond. One of the primary focus areas of The Children’s Foundation is youth development, perfectly aligning with First Tee’s mission to build strength of character that empowers youth through a lifetime.

As an affiliate of The Children’s Foundation, First Tee – Greater Detroit is provided with essential support and expertise that allows for expanded programmatic services and development of new tools and methods to fulfill both organizations’ missions to impact more youth.

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Your involvement can directly impact the kids we serve and the skills they develop in First Tee. Get involved today and help give kids the tools that will last them a lifetime.

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