Charleton Dechart with First Tee spoke to the club at the May 17 meeting. First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, they create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.  There are approximately 150 chapters around the world, reaching 2.2 million youth. Participants (ages 7-18) progress through the program over time, deepening their understanding of life skills and golf development.  Parker County acquired a First Tee when the Ben Hogan Learning Center opened at Squaw Creek in May 2021. Squaw Creek offers all levels of Life Skills Curriculum sessions, as well as a number of camps during spring break and summer. 
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