Become a Mentor

Become a Game Changing Mentor

We’re enhancing our programs with a robust mentoring initiative! Beginning in 2023, mentors will be assigned to a mentee, grades 6-12. Our hope is that mentors and mentees will form meaningful, long-term relationships that positively impact academics, athletic pursuits, professional interests, and beyond.

Thanks in part to generous support from the HV3 Foundation, mentor/mentee groups will enjoy two First Tee sponsored outings per month. Meet-ups will consist of playdays at Charleston Area golf courses, off-course enrichment experiences, and just-for-fun fieldtrips that mentors are sure to enjoy as much as our kids.

What is the meeting schedule like?

We will typically host mentor/mentee events twice a month. We ask that you attend at least one activity per month.

2024 Event Schedule
Dates may change. Mentors will be notified of changes via email.

Sunday, January 21 – 12:00-2:00pm – Charleston Fun Park – Mini Mentor Cup Tournament
Saturday, February 3 – 11:00am-1:00pm – TopGolf -Mentor/Mentee Challenge
Saturday, February 24 – Time TBD – Berkeley Country Club – Playday
Saturday, March 2 – 11:00am-1:00pm – TopGolf – Mentor/Mentee Challenge
Saturday, March 30 – 9:30am-12:30pm – Wescott Golf Club – Instruction & Team Building
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00am-12:00pm – TopGolf – Mentor/Mentee Challenge
Saturday, May 4 – TBD – Berkely Country Club – Playday
Wednesday, June 26 – 10:00am-12:00pm – TopGolf – Mentor/Mentee Challenge
Tuesday, July 23 – 9:45am-11:45pm – Stono Ferry (Tenative) – Playday
Wednesday, August 7 – 3:30pm-6:00pm – Country Club of Charleston – Playday

How long is a mentoring commitment?

We ask that you commit to 12 months of programming (12-24 activities) so that your mentee has ample opportunity to get to know you. Our hope is that you will enjoy mentoring so much that you’ll consider renewing your role year after year!

Do I need to have golf experience?

Golf experience is not required, but mentor/mentee activities will include golf outings. If you don’t already play, we simply ask that you have an interest in learning. We know your mentee will enjoy giving you some pointers!

Will I need to transport my mentee to and from scheduled activities?

To ensure the safety of program participants, one-on-one interactions are not permitted. As such, First Tee – Greater Charleston will manage transportation for all mentees, and a staff member will be present at all mentor/mentee events to help facilitate activities.

Will I have an opportunity to spend time with my mentee outside of First Tee hosted meet-ups?

To ensure the safety of program participants, one-on-one interactions are not permitted.

Can I communicate with my mentee outside of First Tee hosted meet-ups?

Yes, you may call or email your mentee’s parent/guardian or an authorized First Tee staff member, and they can relay messages to your mentee. Direct communication (without parent/guardian involvement) is prohibited.

Become a Mentor

  • Step 1: Email [email protected] to learn more about the program.
  • Step 2: Complete a background check and online safesport training.
  • Step 3: Spend quality time with your mentee!

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Become a Mentor in Charleston, SC