First Tee – Central Arkansas Junior Mentor Program was created for participants ages 13+ to help model and teach the First Tee Program curriculum to participants ages 5-11.

Junior Mentors provide a vital service to the First Tee community by decreasing the student-to-instructor ratio in our classes, directly improving our young golfers’ learning experience. At the same time, they build their resumé and real-world career competencies. All Junior Mentors positions will work directly with our staff and will receive ample support, guidance, and training. Earn your 75 hours of community service required by the Arkansas LEARNS Act at First Tee!

Thank You to our Current Junior Mentors

Allison Blake
Ana Bella Gutierrez
Audrey Jo
Beau Ramsey
Brea Green
Carson Taylor
Cayden Chaney
Chloe Freville
Jackie Yañez
Peyton Epperson
Tali Yañez
Tra Bolt

Junior Mentor Qualifications

  • Must be age 13+
  • Registered and active participant
  • Minimum 2 years with First Tee
  • Must have own personal email
  • Ability and eagerness to work with children
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of the 9 Core Values and Rules of Golf

Junior Mentor Responsibilities

  • Attend all scheduled mentoring and growth sessions.
  • Perform all duties relating to setup and tear down of course set up for classes.
  • Contribute to the organization or reorganization of First Tee shed.
  • Demonstrate, model and instruct the 9 Core Values and 5 Key Commitments consistently while at First Tee and away from First Tee.
  • Lead with positive actions and words, they are to be modeled together.
  • Report any disrespectful behavior of those involved through First Tee: volunteers, mentors, students and/or parents.
  • Respect all First Tee property, the facility and staff.
  • Be in the moment with the students.
  • Cell Phone on silent/vibrate during the sessions.
  • Assist class coach as requested or as assigned in the lesson plan.
  • Answer questions from parents and/or refer them to someone who can answer their questions.
  • Notifying the Class Coach and Program Coordinator/Director of absences.

Code of Conduct

The purpose of the code of conduct is to support the growth of Junior Mentors, provide guidance to help the mentors recognize and deal with ethical issues, and promote thoughtful behavior in a positive environment filled with support and accountability.

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Be a Game Changer. Become a Junior Mentor.

At First Tee, we aim to create safe spaces that help every individual feel like they belong and can see themselves reflected. We invite you to self-identify (gender and ethnicity) should you choose.