- The First Tee of Greater El Paso
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- Our mission is to impact the lives of young people in the greater El Paso area by providing educational programs that promote character development, healthy habits and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
- The First Tee is part of an international non-profit youth organization where life skills and core values are taught through the game of golf. The First Tee of Greater El Paso, a chapter of the greater organization, was formed in 2008 by local golf professional and former LPGA Tour Player, Kristi Albers, with El Paso County’s support.
- The First Tee of Greater El Paso offers a positive youth development program within our community, with nine core values learned, practiced and reinforced. These values provide a solid foundation of life skills and character values benefiting our youth and can be applied on the course, at home, in school and throughout their adult lives.
- Core programming is conducted through our Clubhouse at Ascarate Golf Course in Central El Paso. 6900 Delta Drive 79905. Affiliate programming is conducted at Butterfield Trail Golf Club and Underwood Golf Course – Fort Bliss.
- On Ascarate Golf Course, The First Tee of Greater El Paso’s participants play on the Delta Nine, a par 35 nine hole course, and the full size lighted driving range, chipping area and putting green. The First Tee of Greater El Paso also uses a 3,000 sq. foot clubhouse for classroom activities.
- Children ages 5-18 from the El Paso area and surrounding communities can join the organization for low annual and session fees. We offer free sessions to active duty military families as well as families of reservists and National Guard. Financial assistance is also available. Registration and more information is online at www.thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.
- Ascarate Fishing Club
- The Ascarate Fishing Club is an all-volunteer non-profit (501-C-3) educational organization founded in 2004. The Club teaches kids, ages 3 to 16, the joys of fishing, ecological responsibility, and how to enjoy the outdoors.
- The mission of the club is to generate interest in the sport of fishing by teaching area kids basic fishing techniques through club sponsored clinics as well as fishing events held at Ascarate Lake.
- Along with experiencing the joy of fishing, the club hopes to promote an understanding and appreciation of nature and sustainable living.
- The club conducts four “Kids Fishing” events per year at Ascarate Lake where the club provides fishing equipment, bait, T-shirts and food to every child who participates in the event, all free of charge.
- Fit to Grow
- The County of El Paso, Texas with the coordinated effort and leadership of various departments including AgriLife Extension, Family and Community Services, Human Resources, Juvenile Probation and Parks and Land Management is effectively implementing the Fit to Grow program to address active living and healthy eating practices with youth populations served by the County of El Paso.
- The goal of the program is a comprehensive and sustainable plan that changes attitudes about physical activity and proper nutrition. The program’s effort features a two-pronged approach. This dual plan includes the establishment of a youth community garden where youth with high needs and their families receive research based information on nutrition, physical activity, and gardening knowledge.
- The Fit to Grow program’s objective is to make youth aware of healthy food habits and benefits of gardening activity through participation in a community garden. The primary project target population is juvenile youth who through a legal transgression are within the jurisdiction of the County through it Juvenile Probation Department. The program falls within the County’s mission to provide these youth with lessons about consequences for delinquent conduct and provide treatment, training and rehabilitation.
- The second approach aims to build the County’s internal human assets by providing employees with research based knowledge and information as well as exposure to existing tools and resources to enable them to be role models, teachers and promoters for the children and youth in their families as well as the El Paso community.
- The key goal of this project is to make employees aware of existing educational programs and tools available for healthy living. With this increase in knowledge and awareness, County employees will begin to regularly promote nutrition and physical activity and incorporate healthier behavioral choices for themselves and their families. In addition, this increased focus on healthy eating and active living education will foster awareness, interest, and support to develop a more comprehensive and integrated workplace plan to improve overall employee nutrition and physical activity practices.
- Irma Carrillo, MPH
- Planning Coordinator
- Healthy Eating Active Living (H.E.A.L.)
9521 Socorro Road - Suite A2 - Box 2 (MAP)
El Paso, TX 79927
(915) 860-2515, ext. 229