Make a Difference

Our PHILOSOPHY

Without caring mentors, positive youth development just doesn’t happen. At The First Tee of Greater Kansas City, we take coaching seriously. We believe that a meaningful, quality relationship between coach and participant is vital to our program.

Young people don’t care what a coach knows until they know a coach cares.

We’re Looking for You!

A coach for The First Tee of Greater Kansas City helps mentor our participant. They teach the Nine Core Values and the fundamentals of golf. Coaches spend time teaching participants the proper stance, how to shake hands, form goal ladders, deal with success and failure as well as the official rules of golf.

Developed with input from leading experts in the field of positive youth development, our program focuses on empowering participants through decision-making and exploring options. This helps foster positive relationships between coaches and young people, inspiring the golfers of tomorrow to look to the future, set goals, and unlock their potential.

Coaches come in all shapes and sizes depending on the level of experience, training and time of the volunteer. Join The First Tee of Greater Kansas City today by contacting info@thefirstteekc.org.

Make an Impact Off the Course

We need more than coaches to make The First Tee of Greater Kansas City possible. We rely on volunteers — sometimes year-round — to accomplish our mission, and not all of those goals involve golf; we need support off the course as well. Opportunities include:

  • Fundraising/Events
  • Operations/Administration
  • Mentoring/Tutoring
  • In-school programming

By contributing your time and talent, you can directly make an impact in a young person’s life. To volunteer or for more info contact info@thefirstteekc.org.

More About Volunteering

You must complete an application and screening process, which may include an interview about your skills and interests, a criminal background check, and character references. You will also receive training about your volunteer or coaching role, behavioral expectations, and child protection.

Start by filling out the volunteer interest screener, it will help you and The First Tee understand how you might volunteer with us.