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About Us

2015 New Jersey Youth Development Foundation Board and Advisory Board
and The First Tee of Raritan Valley Staff

Welcome to The New Jersey Youth Development Foundation (NJYDF) and The First Tee of Raritan Valley. The First Tee of Raritan Valley mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The First Tee of Raritan Valley is currently expanding and developing programs with several new partners to reach more than 75,000 students throughout six counties of New Jersey by 2015. We currently offer program opportunities in Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Union, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties of New Jersey. The First Tee program is seeking youth ages 5-17 to participate in the life skills experience, core values, and increase their golf skills. This chapter is operated by the New Jersey Youth Development Foundation (Board pictured above). The New Jersey Youth Development Foundation is an official 501c(3) not for profit and was formed in 2007. The NJYDF is dedicated to providing The First Tee program for all students. The NJYDF annually provides financial assistance, programs, and scholarships. This chapter currently operates programs at a variety of locations to include: Heron Glen Golf Course and Beaver Brook Country Club in Hunterdon County, Tamarack Golf Course in Middlesex County, Anchor Golf Center in Morris County, Maveric Driving Range and Tara Greens Golf Center in Somerset County, and Galloping Hill Golf Course in Union County. For more information, please email Mike Blackwell at mblackwell@thefirstteerv.org.

2013 New Jersey Youth Golf Foundation Audit


2011 New Jersey Youth Golf Foundation/The First Tee of Raritan Valley Annual Report


The First Tee of Raritan Valley Brochure


Home Office Highlights

Our History

The First Tee has grown into a vibrant youth development organization reaching young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and other programming locations.
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Our Impact

How does The First Tee programs help young people?
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A Parent's Guide to The First Tee

What parents need to know about The First Tee and its programs.
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