Welcome to The First Tee of Omaha

What We Do:

Our 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.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Omaha

Meet Our New Program Director!

Mr. Jose Vega was recently hired by The First Tee of Omaha to serve as Program Director, overseeing the advancement of all Golf and Life Skills programming efforts here in Omaha.  Prior to joining The First Tee, Jose was working as a USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern for the Colorado State Golf Association. Jose is a 2015 Bellevue University graduate.  While attending Bellevue, he was an MVP member of the men's golf team and a two time NAIA First Team All-American.  Please join our staff, coaches, volunteers and board members in welcoming Jose to The First Tee of Omaha!

"Our Spring Drive Is On" with 402Golf!

"Our Spring Drive Is On" at The First Tee of Omaha.  Every year, the Masters tournament week signifies the official start to the golf season.  It just so happens that "Omaha Gives" also opened up in April, igniting our spring fundraising campaign that concludes on May 25. Our friends at 402Golf have decided to show their support of golf enthusiasts across the Omaha Metro and The First Tee of Omaha's Golf and Life Skills program by doing two things. Through May 26, they will be offering a $10 discount on their golf discount cards, which provide access to multiple golf courses in the surrounding area.  In addition, 402Golf has committed to provide a $15 donation to The First Tee of Omaha for every card sold during this time.   To qualify for the $10 discount at check-out and ensure that The First Tee of Omaha receives a $15 donation/card, customers must use coupon code: TheFirstTeeOmaha.  Show your support!  Purchase a golf discount card from 402Golf and/or make a donation to The First Tee of Omaha through "Omaha Gives" anytime from April 1 - May 25!

Omaha Gives!......Donors can make a little extra impact!

The First Tee of Omaha was selected to participate again this year in Omaha Gives.  Individual and business donors wishing to make a little "extra impact" are able to make donations anytime between April 1  - May 25 via The First Tee of Omaha's landing page on the Omaha Gives website.  Our organization relies heavily on private annual support like this as it allows us to continue serving more and more youth with our Golf and Life Skills programming!  With nearly 50% of the youth we serve requesting scholarship assistance, we want to extend our sincere thanks in advance to the many people who contribute to our cause annually during Omaha Gives!

Summer Internship - Assistant to the Program Director Position Open

Applications are now being accepted for a Summer Intern - Assistant to the Program Director role with The First Tee of Omaha. Interested candidates can download the Program Director job description here to better understand the Program Director's roles and responsibilities.  Interested candidates are to include a cover letter and resume'.  When applicable, candidates are also asked to include any pertinent paperwork from their school relative to an internship qualifying for educational credits.   Summer intern applications will be accepted up until April 28, 2016 or until the position is filled.  Please direct all correspondence to: Joel D. Kock, Executive Director PO Box 11202 Omaha, NE 68111.  Please submit applications via email to: jdkock@thefirstteeomaha.org.  Thank you!

A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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