Mentoring Minds, a Leading Provider of Educational Resources for K-12 Nationwide, Donates to Local Organization

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The First Tee of Greater Tyler receives donation from Mentoring Minds.

Mentoring Minds presents donation to The First Tee of Greater Tyler

I love golf and everything it represents. I can see firsthand the opportunities it has afforded me in life in addition to the lessons learned. Those lessons represent the entire foundation for The First Tee of Greater Tyler.

The employees of Mentoring Minds have a spirit to serve and share. It’s more than just a part of their mission statement or policy; it’s actually part of the Mentoring Minds’ ethos. Because of a shared passion for helping others, Mentoring Minds created a program for service called MindSHARE. MindSHARE encourages the team at Mentoring Minds to be active members and volunteers in the community. Employee-nominated organizations are evaluated by the employee-based MindSHARE committee on several factors such as employee involvement and organizational reach. MindSHARE will continue this tradition of selecting and awarding funds to non-profit organizations quarterly up to $20,000 a year.

An award was given on Wednesday, December 4 to The First Tee of Greater Tyler in the amount of $4,995. This donation will provide scholarships for over 25 young people. Gavin Rasco, Director of Knowledge Management at Mentoring Minds, nominated the organization for this award. Gavin serves as the secretary on the board of The First Tee of Greater Tyler. Gavin said, “I love golf and everything it represents. I can see firsthand the opportunities it has afforded me in life in addition to the lessons learned. Those lessons represent the entire foundation for The First Tee of Greater Tyler.”

The mission of The First Tee of Greater Tyler 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 Greater Tyler focuses on teaching young people the core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. Young people ages 7-18 can join The First Tee of Greater Tyler.

Founded more than a decade ago, Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life Company, develops affordable, effective learning tools that give students the skills to succeed, not just in the classroom, but in life. Experienced educators create K-12 print and online resources that integrate best practices for instruction, assessment, and learning for students across the nation. For more information about Mentoring Minds and its educational resources, call 800-585-5258 or visit mentoringminds.com.

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