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TGR EDU: Explore guides students through college prep

A month of summer is already behind us and soon students will enter a new school year. Before classes resume, deadlines approach and assignments are due, TGR EDU: Explore offers several free resources to help students prepare for their future in academia and beyond.

Through a series of lessons geared toward middle and high school students, the digital platform helps participants discover their passion, explore related careers, create an academic résumé and learn how to capture the attention of admissions counselors through their personal statements.

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Super Junior Golf Camp introduces golf, develops skills among young players

A culmination of golf camps throughout the year unites aspiring young golfers at the TGR Learning Lab each summer for the annual Super Junior Golf Camp. This year, clubs swayed and balls flew as 70 campers practiced elements of the game from June 18-22.

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College Bound Academy prepares students for life after high school

Last week, TGR Foundation wrapped its 6th annual College Bound Academy, held at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California. We welcomed nearly 50 rising high school seniors from the Anaheim Union High School District for a two-week immersive course in all things college! Although the program aims to introduce students to the college application process, it does much more. It helps them build resilience and confidence.

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Collaboration enhances education at The National

Last week, I had the opportunity to facilitate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities at the TGR Learning Lab Activity Zone at The National golf tournament in Washington D.C. Our tent was unique as we partnered with different groups to offer visitors a range of dynamic and engaging activities. A key takeaway from my week at The National was just how crucial collaboration is in all that we do, whether in the classroom or at our events.

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Saluting Earl Woods Scholar Alum and U.S. Army Ranger Mikaya Dell’Orfano

In today’s post, our Senior Director of Programs, Cristina Fernández, writes in to celebrate Earl Woods Scholar alum Mikaya Dell’Orfano, who recently completed Army Ranger School – one of the most challenging programs in the military. Proceeds from our golf tournaments, including the Quicken Loans National, which begins this week in Washington, D.C., directly supports our Earl Woods Scholars on their path toward success. Continue reading to learn more about Mikaya.

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Scholar Voices: My Life at Lehigh

In our latest Scholar Voices feature, we hear from rising Lehigh University junior Tsion Taye. A Washington, D.C. native and an Earl Woods Scholar, Tsion takes us inside her first two years as a college student, highlighting some memorable life experiences. Proceeds from tournaments like next week’s Quicken Loans National help us provide the support and resources necessary for students like Tsion to achieve their dreams.

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TGR Learning Lab Activity Zone Returns to the Quicken Loans National

Calling all kids – it’s time to get excited! At this year’s Quicken Loans National, youngsters and their families will once again have a chance to take a break from the golf action and indulge themselves at the TGR Learning Lab Activity Zone. Free to all fans at the tournament, the learning lab tent will feature four unique activities, all connecting science, technology, learning and fun into one. Here’s a look at the featured activities.

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Skidmore Senior Triumphs at Tiger Jam

Last month, TGR Foundation made its way to Las Vegas to host its milestone 20th Tiger Jam, the sold-out, exclusive two-day charity event held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Like all TGR Foundation events, Tiger Jam’s overarching purpose is and always has been to raise awareness and support for the students and scholars we serve around the world. To highlight the work we do and the reason we do it, Earl Woods Scholar Desiree Sim took to the stage at the weekend’s VIP reception.

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TGR EDU: Create launches International STEM Studio

TGR Foundation is devoted to high quality, no-cost educator professional development across the United States. Wait, is that across the world? Yes, we’re expanding our reach to an international audience. Our belief is that all students deserve a high-quality education and highly-trained teachers, and that should not stop at any border’s edge.

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Expanded Learning Summer Academy continues STEM education

Summer has arrived for students in the Anaheim Union High School District, but as textbooks close, possibilities open for junior high students engaging in STEM for a week this summer at the TGR Learning Lab.

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TGR Foundation Celebrates Earl Woods Scholar Program’s Inaugural D.C. Cohort

A little over a year ago, the Earl Woods Scholar Program admitted its first cohort of Washington, D.C. high school students at the end of their junior year. This past weekend, we hosted this inaugural group at our first D.C. High School Graduation Celebration Luncheon at Catholic University. In addition to honoring our scholars, the luncheon provided an opportunity to thank all of our families, teachers, counselors and partners who make our work possible and are invested in our scholars’ success.

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TGR Foundation encourages summer STEM learning through free virtual lessons

TGR Foundation takes summer learning from the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim right into your hands with TGR EDU: Explore.

Students at the learning lab experience hands-on projects, explore their interests and develop new skills each week, and TGR EDU: Explore duplicates this experience for students around the world with the click of a mouse.

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Summer STEM Studio to amplify curricula among educators

Empowering teachers to deliver engaging STEM curricula, TGR EDU: Create’s summer STEM Studio workshops will drive design, innovation and collaboration in Southern California, Washington, D.C. and around the world. STEM Studio, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, will unite a diverse group of professionals with unique teaching experiences and perspectives. The workshops also encourage teachers to leave their comfort zone and engage in new learning experiences to spark ideas in their classrooms.

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Earl Woods Scholar Program Celebrates OC’s Class of 2018

Earlier this month, the Earl Woods Scholar Program hosted its 9thannual High School Graduation Celebration luncheon at Chapman University. The luncheon, held in honor of our 10 graduating Orange County Earl Woods Scholars, brought together families, teachers, counselors and TGR staff for an afternoon filled with pride, laughter and even some tears of joy.

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Donor Spotlight: The Boeing Company – Inspiring STEM

For over a decade, The Boeing Company and TGR Foundation have worked together to drive positive and lasting change through high-quality STEM education programs in underserved communities. Truly an integrated partner, The Boeing Company has been a key investor in our pilot STEM programs at our TGR Learning Lab, supporting educator professional-development workshops and providing executive leadership to guide the foundation’s expansion efforts.

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TGR EDU: Explore Wins at The Social Good Awards

We have some exciting news to share! TGR EDU: Explore, our digital site launched in partnership with Discovery Education in 2017, came away a winner at The Social Good Awards presented by Cynopsis Media.

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TGR EDU: Explore Launches To Our Solar System and Back

Thanks to the release of a new digital module, To Our Solar System and Back, on TGR EDU: Explore, the study of space and careers focused in this area has come closer to earth. To Our Solar System and Back was inspired by the TGR Learning Lab’s Aerospace Rocketry class, challenging students to physically design a rocket that could be launched, safely recovered and used again. This digital module expands on this design thinking by allowing exploration of everyday items we depend on, but which were originally developed for the space program, such as solar panels and cell phones.

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Tiger Jam Welcomes Earl Woods Scholar Desiree Sim

In just a few short days, TGR Foundation heads to Las Vegas to host its milestone 20th Tiger Jam, an exclusive two-day charity event at the MGM Grand. Since its inception and still true two decades later, proceeds raised through Tiger Jam serve and support our students and scholars throughout the world. On Saturday, May 19, guests in attendance will have the distinct pleasure of meeting one such scholar –Earl Woods Scholar Desiree Sim – who is a product of the work we do.

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Scholar Voices: My Journey from Scholar to Civil Engineer

For a long time, back to my high school days, I remember wanting to become a civil engineer at my dad’s advice. I’ve had my eye on this particular goal in large part because I had a strong desire to help communities by designing and implementing safe civil infrastructure. As an Earl Woods Scholar and with the support of my family, I set my dreams in motion when I was accepted as an engineering student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

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Designing Innovation for Equity: What’s Taking So Long?

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the ASU+GSV Summit, representing TGR Foundation and the work we do. Speaking to a packed room, our session, Designing Innovation for Equity, set out to broadly explore equity issues in relationship to the Innovation Economy-focused redesign of education systems. Sounds impressive, right?

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