Recognizing a critical need in the Richmond community, a nonprofit managed by the Virginia State Golf Association Foundation (VSGAF)was founded in 2002 to teach children, ages 6-17, life skills through the fundamentals of golf, with a particular focus on children from the underserved communities. The structure of teaching these critical skills in a fun and engaging way has proven very successful. Since 2002, the program has served over 20,000 children from the Richmond region and beyond. Currently, we serve approximately 3,000 children annually.
With oversight by FORE Children’s executive director, these additional programs will be managed by partners who bring expertise from their respective fields: Virginia Opera has designed a program exclusively for FORE Children for our music program; Art for the Journey has developed a curriculum for our art program; and Edible Education has developed a curriculum for our culinary program. In addition, through our partnership with Tricycle Gardens, each week, the campers learn all facets of growing vegetables from sowing to harvesting, as well as the value of local food sources and eating healthy foods. The produce harvested is included in the classes as well as the meals for the campers.
This is a multidimensional program, collaborating with a wide range of community partners - both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises, to develop and strengthen sensory, emotional, and intellectual attributes that will start children on a pro-social development path. While learning and experiencing golf, art, music, and cooking classes, the children learn 21st century skills sets in a wide cultural context.
The children will:
• Have experiences their classmates in school have. They will feel more confident and be more competitive
• Increase their vocabulary organically
• Connect the dots between those experiences and what they learn and read in the classroom
• Have protective factors by learning with positive reinforcement
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