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Spotlight On: First Tee Of Atlanta

In the first of a new series highlighting on-the-ground programs that use our award-winning GoGirlGo! curriculum, we sat down with program leaders and girls from First Tee of Atlanta. Read on to learn more about First Tee and what they think about GoGirlGo!.

About: First Tee of Atlanta's mission is to positively impact the lives of Atlanta's young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. First Tee holds a girls-only section of their program during which they use our GoGirlGo! curriculum to teach life lessons, in addition to exposing them to golf.

First Tee of Atlanta program leaders share their thoughts on GoGirlGo! and how it has affected their girls:

What do you think your girls have learned from the program?

Girls are much more engaged in all the programs and work better as a group. The curriculum has helped each girl differently.

What role do you think sports play in enhancing the lives of First Tee girls?

Sports help our girls build confidence and help them understand perseverance.

We asked First Tee of Atlanta girls what they think about our curriculum, what they have learned and how they have changed since being introduced to GoGirlGo!.

What do you like best about GoGirlGo!?

We enjoy the curriculum! The lessons relate to things we experience every day, mostly bullying and self-esteem.

What have you learned from the topics and stories?

We learned about how to respond to problems with prejudice. We also learned about diversity and how to be welcoming to new people.

Since you have been reading the GoGirlGo! curriculum, how have you changed?

Since GoGirlGo!, we have been making a better effort to speak to new people and make them feel welcome in our group.

Do you now plan physical activity outside of First Tee of Atlanta with friends?

Yes! We do Wii Fitness, Cheerleading and Dance.

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