First Tee — Metro Atlanta seeks to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, First Tee creates learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.

If you are intersted in learning more about First Tee —  Metro Atlanta registration at the Charlie Yates Golf Course, please fill out the form linked below. Priority registration for First Tee — Metro Atlanta at the Charlie Yates Golf Course is provided for families at the Villages of East Lake, Charles R. Drew Charter School and East Lake/Kirkwood Neighborhoods.

First Tee —  Metro Atlanta Interest Form 


It is important to understand and make healthy choices about when to eat, how much to eat, and the types of food and drinks to provide the body with the most useful energy.

A variety of energizing play can help the body stay strong, lean and fit, and be fun in the process. Sleep and other forms of “re-charging” allow one to engage in play on a daily basis.

Physical safety includes playing in a safe environment and by the rules, protecting the body with proper equipment, warm-up and cool-down and wearing sun protection. EMOTION


In order to make the most of one’s unique gifts—talents, characteristics and abilities — an individual needs to learn from the past, value the present, create their vision and future to ultimately “leave a footprint.”

The mind is a powerful tool for health. One’s mind influences his/her emotions and behaviors and can be utilized for self-improvement, building confidence and maintaining perspective.

When family members participate in activities together – share meals, communicate and establish roles and responsibilities – they are more likely to be successful in achieving their health-related goals.


Maintaining healthy relationships includes surrounding one’s self with friends and supportive people, while effectively handling challenging situations, including bullying and navigating the digital age with social media.

Success in school – learning, building relationships and contributing to the school environment – leads to success in other areas of life.

Like the health of one’s body, it is important to also explore the health of one’s community and discover how one can give back and care for its environment and safety.

2021 Impact

  • 585 participants; 55 at the Charlie Yates Golf Course Program Location
  • $63K in scholastic aid awarded to 16 participating seniors
  • 11 summer internships provided across various disciplines