Why Should You Become A Mentor?

Categories: Blog, In The Community, Youth Programs

Relationships matter. Especially mentoring relationships. In fact, they’re life-changing. Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth – and The First Tee of Greater Richmond is helping.

the power of relationships

Without caring mentors, positive youth development doesn’t just happen. Research has shown that young people in The First Tee refer to their coaches as mentors. Our youth participants believe coaches care about them, help them set goals, and inspire them to use the skills they’ve learned far beyond golf. The First Tee coaches build supportive relationships based on empathy, high positive expectations, and advocacy.

See what coaches around The First Tee Network have to say about the relationships they formed:

make a difference today

If you are considering mentoring a young person, we are the right fit. No prior golf skills are necessary to teach life skills or core values – the sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.

Contact Berkley Jackson, Program Coordinator, to get involved: berkley@thefirstteerva.org.


1“A Lasting Impact: The First Tee’s Role in Fostering Positive Youth Development,” 2015, Springfield College Center for Youth Development and Research

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