FIRST TEE OF TULSA INC

aka First Tee of Tulsa   |   Tulsa, OK   |  www.thefirstteetulsa.org

Mission

TO IMPACT THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE BY PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT BUILD CHARACTER, INSTILL LIFE-ENHANCING VALUES AND PROMOTE HEALTHY CHOICES THROUGH THE GAME OF GOLF.
THE FIRST TEE OF TULSA PROGRAM IS OFFERED TO NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA YOUTH, WITH EMPHASIS ON DISADVANTAGED YOUTH, AT NO COST.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mrs. Janice Gibson

Main address

Po Box 702298

Tulsa, OK 74170 USA

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EIN

73-1622118

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to help children be successful in life and learn to make good choices. We give kids a safe place to go. We teach life skills using the game of golf. We provide mentoring, help with reading and math, teach STEM, and provide ACT test preparation classes. Everything offered by First Tee of Tulsa is provided completely free of charge to the children.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Life Skills

First Tee of Tulsa teaches life skills and 9 core values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment). through the game of golf and 9 Healthy Habits: Physical (Play, Safety, Energy/making healthy food choices), Emotional (Vision, Mind, Family) and Social (Friends, School, Community).

Population(s) Served

Professional educators teach reading and math to children who are struggling with their basic math skills and reading ability.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to reach as many disadvantaged Northeast Oklahoma youth to provide them educational programs that build character, instill life enhancing values, and promote healthy choices. We use the game of golf as the vehicle.
Through participation in the First Tee of Tulsa, children learn positive values such as honesty, integrity, self-discipline, perseverance and sportsmanship.

The First Tee of Tulsa headquarters/learning center is located near lower income areas of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
We provide our program totally free of charge to the participants.
We have 2 satellite locations and 3 vans to transport children to and from the classes.
We teach the program to Physical Education teachers in public schools so we can reach and help more children.
We work in conjunction with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Salvation Army, Higher Esteem, YMCA, and Tulsa Housing Authority, to name a few.

We have a strong organization that has been steadily growing since inception in 2000.
Our staff is diverse and well trained by First Tee National. Several of our staff members are individuals who participated and progressed through First Tee of Tulsa as youngsters.
We have obtained funding to provide more staff members to work with the children and drive them to and from classes in our First Tee of Tulsa vans.
We have a solid group of volunteers who are dedicated to the program and the children.
We have been developing a social media platform to get the word out about the program.

Since the program's inception in 2000, over 64,000 children have been touched by the First Tee of Tulsa program. We average participation of over 12,000 children per year.

We raised funding to construct a state-of-the-art junior headquarters building at Mohawk Park Golf Course as well as a practice driving range, chipping and putting green, and the re-routing of the back nine holes of Pecan Valley Golf Course at Mohawk Park for the First Tee of Tulsa program. The junior headquarters serves as a meeting place for junior golfers, includes a 3-stall indoor driving range, includes a computer learning center, provides classrooms in which to conduct educational programs, offers activities to develop participants' self-esteem, civic responsibility and confidence to broaden their goals in life, and teaches life skills to children.

We developed a mentoring program in 2005 to promote positive character development, develop leaders and further assist children who participate in the program.

We offer a program called, DRIVE (Develops Rewarding Inspiring Values for Everyone). Through this after school program we offer First Tee classes at junior high and high schools located in low socio-economic areas.

A long-time First Tee of Tulsa sponsor, Hille Foundation, offers college scholarships to program participants.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FIRST TEE OF TULSA INC

Board of directors
as of 8/26/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Nicholas "Nick" Sidorakis

Southern Hills Country Club

Term: 2000 -

Kathie Coyle

Conner & Winters LLP

Christian Clark, MD

Adult Gastroenterology Associates

Gil Cloud

Tulsa Public Schools

Brian Davis

South Central Section PGA

Lucy Dolman

Tulsa Parks Department

Tyler Evans

The Williams Companies

Norm Fisher

UBS Financial Services

Joseph Flewellen

Tulsa Housing Authority

Parker Foster

The Barkley Law Firm

Janice Gibson

The First Tee of Tulsa

Mary Ann Hille

Hille Foundation

John Holcomb

KOTV-Channel 6

Ken McLeod

Golf Oklahoma

Nick Sidorakis

Southern Hills Country Club

Mark Southard

Southern Hills Country Club

Cleve Stubblefield

Cedar Ridge Country Club

Will Woodring

IBC Bank

Kajeer Yar

Yar Law Firm

Nancy Acton

Southern Hills Country Club

Mark Buntz

The WK Warren Foundation

Will Smith

WSS Holdings

Paula Marshall

The Bama Companies

Fred Daniel III

Fred Daniel & Sons, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No