This Memorial weekend, TGR Live will host its 21st Tiger Jam, an exclusive two-day charity event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Like all TGR Live events, Tiger Jam’s overarching purpose is and always has been to raise awareness and support for the students and scholars TGR Foundation serves around the world. Highlighting the […]
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re proud to honor female pioneers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who have paved the way for other women to learn, grow and lead in tomorrow’s workforce.
Recognizing the importance of quality STEM education and gaps in underrepresented communities, we recently expanded our programs to reach students and educators around the world. Regina Honu was one of many educators from 11 countries who joined us for our inaugural International STEM Studio last summer.
The summer of sophomore year can be a very difficult time in the life of the average college student. Between choosing a discipline and finding a career, there is an overwhelming amount of pressure on the student to find a project that will help them further their professional goals. For many, summer plans usually involve taking on internships, doing research or enrolling in summer courses while others decide to work or take trips around the world. During the summer of my sophomore year at the University of California, Berkeley, I had the privileges of doing a little bit of both. Through my Anthropology class, I spent several weeks exploring, working in and experiencing the breathtaking beauty that is Peru.
The United States Tennis Association Foundation, Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation, AEG and the LA Galaxy will unite behind the expansive Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus, planned as the marquee sports and academic complex for the West Coast Some of the nation’s leading names in athletics and education are teaming up to be part of the […]
As Genesis Open guests visit the Family Village to see if their “STEM Game is on Par,” students from our flagship TGR Learning Lab will have their artwork on display. In fall of 2018 while 7-12 grade students enrolled in our Expanded Learning Program explored college and career opportunities many rose to the challenge of our inaugural graphic design competition.
For the third consecutive year, the TGR Learning Lab’shands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities will make their way to The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles during the Genesis Open. From Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17, young golf fans can swing by the TGR Learning Lab powered by CDW & Samsung and test their STEM and golf skills.
TGR Foundation recognizes the importance of mindfulness in youth education and incorporates the practice into our curriculum at TGR Learning Labs. We’re proud to support Adam Avin in his quest to spread awareness and best practices for implementing mindfulness in daily activities. At 14 years old, Adam has founded the Kids Association for Mindfulness in Education and an upcoming online Mindful Kids Peace Summit, a 5 day program for teens ages 11-17, offered in schools internationally.
Expanding on the long-standing work to help provide support, Farmers Insurance recently selected TGR Foundation as a community organization for the Stan Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Last fall,TGR Foundationwelcomed 25 college freshmen to the Earl Woods Scholar Program. Each scholar is matched with a dedicated mentor who will support and guide them through their college years and beyond. The mentorship component of the program has proven to be both valuable and memorable for our students, particularly those that leave home for the first time.
We called ourselves “The First Five.” That summer of 2008, Avni, Omar, Pau, Stephanie and I (thought we) were the coolest kids at the TGR Learning Lab. In our pre-planned, color-coordinated outfits, we assisted teachers and students in building mouse trap cars and launching rockets.
Interspersed with all the fun, we learned from community and business leaders how to build our résumés, network with professionals and present with confidence. I’m not entirely sure, but I think that was the last time I ended a presentation with an awkward grin and a “…So yeah.” In my current position as an Academic Counselor at UC Irvine, I enjoy mentoring students through college and toward their graduate school and career goals.
A few short weeks ago, our ninth annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop brought together nearly 80 scholars from coast to coast. Among them was New York University senior Andres Guerrero, who gave a heartfelt speech at the graduation celebration luncheon, a hallmark of the Winter Workshop.
Kicking off the new year with a reunion of over 80 scholars and a reminder of the importance and impact of our programs, the 9th annual Earl Woods Scholar Program Winter Workshop commenced at the TGR Learning Lab Jan. 3-5.
2018 has been a year with many highlights for TGR Foundation. Our programs and events continued to perform extremely well, allowing us to reach milestones and achieve ambitious goals. Although we’ve celebrated expansions within each of our programs domestically and internationally, I think our most important accomplishment in 2018 was codifying TGR Foundation’s mission, vision and values – the strategic framework that guides all that we do. That framework is critical to the success and long-term viability of any organization. If carefully created and truly followed, it defines who you are, what you do and how you do it, which in turn ensures a sustainable enterprise that can succeed for generations.
As a 13 year-old junior golfer who has been playing the game for 5 years, I know firsthand that golf can be a frustrating and lonely sport sometimes. It wasn’t until my mom found the TGR Learning Lab (TGRLL) when I was ten years old that I really enjoyed playing and practicing golf.
Creating an equitable future requires attention to the signals around us every day. In a world brimming with global competition, rapid technological advancements and growing disparities in academic achievement across the nation, the signals appear in the news every day. October presented me with multiple opportunities to travel, share and learn about different approaches in teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, transformation efforts and the future of working and learning. With each new destination it was clear that change in our education systems is necessary and through committed organizations, collective efforts and strategic partnerships it will happen.
With the combination of dedicated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators, leaders and a professional learning series on student-centered instructional practices the Integrated STEM (iSTEM) professional development series was born. This PD series was coordinated by both the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, DC. OSSE provided financial support for the iSTEM Development Program.
From what they look like to what they can do, robots have fascinated people for decades. In our latest TGR EDU: Explore digital exploration, Robots to the Rescue, robots transition from fascinating to functional. The free interactive session takes students on a journey to California and Hawaii on a strategic mission to assist in the recovery of natural hazards. In the digital module, available now, students will explore the science behind natural hazards and their processes to understand how they become natural disasters.
The unforgettable experiences at TGR Live events extend beyond players and fans. Students and educators have unique opportunities to connect, learn and share their stories. Earlier this year during our Genesis Open tournament, Andy Ho, an Earl Woods Scholar and sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), had the opportunity to sit down with our founder, Tiger Woods. Andy had a chance to flip the script, putting Tiger in the hot seat and learning about his days at Western High School, Stanford University and his golf career. Learn more about Andy’s journey and watch his interview with Tiger.
Later this month the Tiger Woods Invitational, a private golf event presented by United States Liability Insurance (USLI), will return to the breathtaking Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. While TGR Live’s charity events offer guests unforgettable experiences on and off the golf course, they also stand as a reminder of the power of partnership.
When you picture a scientist, what do see? Did you immediately think of a mad scientist? Chances are you pictured a white male, wearing some form of eyewear, in a lab, using test tubes. You are not alone. This image is something that researchers have found across the globe through the use of the Draw-a-Scientist Test. As a learning facilitator at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA and a Teaching Biological Sciences master’s candidate at Miami University, I had the opportunity to complete my own Draw-a-Scientiststudy this past summer.