How We Make An Impact
We will provide all kids access to the game of golf and Coaching. We will create a space where they can learn, grow, and be prepared to face the challenges of the future. We will use golf based personal growth programs to help kids learn to build life and leadership skills that can better position them to live productive lives.
We will invest in practices and tools that target inclusion and success for under-represented/served children. We will support our participants as golfers and creative, unique individuals.
continuously improve our practices, trainings, and tools that build trust and belonging. We will continue to develop an inclusive, welcoming, and joyful space for all participants, recognizing the complex and intersecting identities that characterize every individual.
Interpersonal skills involves interactions with others. These skills are taught through progressively advanced techniques that enable participants to introduce themselves properly, carry on a conversation, show respect for rules and other people, ask for and give help, and empathize with others as a basis for resolving conflicts effectively.
Self-management involves both internal and external management. Self-management begins with participants becoming aware of their abilities (physical, psychological, emotional) and their surroundings (environment and social support) to help them understand what it takes to perform their best on and off the golf course. Self-Management skills are taught at each level through progressively advanced strategies that enable participants to maintain a positive attitude, deal with frustrations, set standards based on their own abilities and preferences, track and modify personal standards, and form and use a support team.
Goal setting involves the ability to set and achieve meaningful goals to address internal and external factors that may influence outcomes. Goal setting includes the ability to plan for the future by defining and setting reachable goals, as well as devising plans to achieve these goals and overcome challenges.
Resilience skills involve the ability to resist unhealthy behaviors, such as using tobacco, drugs or alcohol. Resilience also includes how to adapt to challenging circumstances, deal with conflicts without being too passive or aggressive, and opt for healthy behaviors to include nutritional choices. The overarching emphasis is to teach skills and related techniques that give participants confidence to make their own decisions and succeed in the face of peer pressure or other adversity.
Foster Inclusive Environment
Foster inclusive environment is a feeling of belonging and trust is crucial for inspiring participants and families to participate and matriculate through SYGA programs (and to recommend SYGA to others!). We will develop and continuously improve our practices, trainings, and tools that build trust and belonging. We will continue to develop an inclusive, welcoming, and joyful space for all participants, recognizing the complex and intersecting identities that characterize every individual.