Tag: Mentorships

Earl Woods Scholar mentor, Jen O’Connor on the Power of Mentorship

  The cornerstone of the Earl Woods Scholar Program is its mentor network. These valuable relationships are life-changing for the scholars, many of whom are first-generation students with little or no practical guidance on college life and career planning. Each Earl Woods Scholar is partnered with a dedicated mentor who serves as an advocate, career […]

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The Power and Purpose of Mentorship

This fall, the Tiger Woods Foundation will welcome 25 college freshmen to the Earl Woods Scholar Program. Each scholar will have the chance to connect with a dedicated mentor who will support and guide them through their college years.

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A Passion for Education

Originally published in UCI News on April 17, 2017, reporter Katherine Li Smith profiles David Tong. David, who’s been with the Tiger Woods Foundation’s TGR Learning Lab for over nine years, is currently the Director of TWF’s professional development program, TGR EDU: Create. Learn more about David and his role at the Lab.

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Meet Adam Pliska: Champion of the unexpected

If we summed up Adam Pliska by his greatest accomplishments, some might think the stars were perfectly aligned for him. Not only is he a self-taught musician, but by the age of 16 the young Pliska was also a successful entrepreneur, selling personalized towels and T-shirts to local high schools. With a film degree from […]

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What my mentor means to me

Here at the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe in the intrinsic value of the mentor/mentee relationship. One of the key components of the Earl Woods Scholarship Program is to pair recipients with dedicated mentors who will see them through their four years of college, if not longer. For many first-generation college students or students of […]

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Scholars and mentors get social this summer

Ahhh, summer is here! School’s out, the sun’s out and the buzz of new college students discussing their plans for the next four years can be heard. But there is something else that is going on to kick off the summer: the chatter of new scholars and mentors developing and building their relationship at the […]

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The intrinsic value of a mentor

In Greek mythology, Mentor, a friend of Odysseus, was placed in charge of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. Mentor was charged to teach, encourage and build the inner confidence of Telemachus so that he would be able to thrive in his father’s absence. The personal name mentor has […]

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The role of a mentor for the first-generation college student

Our scholars — just because they are scholars — sometimes create an extra bit of conflict with the closest people in their lives: their parents and other family members. Having experienced 40-plus years of occasional strains in family relationships because I’m a first-in-the-family college graduate and card-carrying egghead, I’m always concerned about how scholars are […]

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Where are they now? TWF scholars

In this series, the Tiger Woods Foundation catches up with former Earl Woods Scholarship Program recipients to see how the program affected their lives in college and beyond. This week, meet former scholar Jenny Nguyen.

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The mentor’s side: Jeff Ikejiri

We often read stories from the scholar’s point of view. In the final installment of the mentor series, Jeff Ikejiri trades consulting for guiding a scholar.

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The mentor’s side: Bill Borges

We often read stories from the scholar’s point of view. In the second installment of our mentor series, we hear from an environmental scientist who takes on another position, mentor.

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The mentor’s side: Mathew Park

At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we often hear stories from the scholar’s point of view. In this three-part series, we’ll hear from those who provide guidance, advice and encouragement: the mentors.

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My aha! moment

Mentor JuVan Langford shares a special tradition with his mentee.

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