The First Tee of Benton Harbor
201 Graham Ave, Benton Harbor, 49022 (directions)
Positively impacting youth through the game of gold, one shot at a time.
TFTBH teaches young people ages 5-17 life skills, healthy habits and character education through the game of golf. We currently serve 2,500 youth per year from our local communities with a goal to double that impact in five years. Starting at a young age, we focus on academic achievement to help every young person envision and prepare for college.
Our results on academic focus includes:
•100% of participants that have been TFTBH members for more than 1 year have graduated from high school (vs. a community average of 48%).
•All high school golf team members have maintained a GPA better than 3.0 in season.
•Through our mentoring program, we take high school participants to college campuses (for many, the first time on a college campus), assist with college entrance requirements, and expand our participants’ thinking to include college in their futures.
•Members who are attending or preparing to attend colleges, who did not have college in their futures before they joined TFTBH.