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Celebrating Earth Day with TGR EDU: Explore’s Magnetic Migration Lesson

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by investigating the migration patterns of animals. Magnetic Migration, our engaging, hands-on lesson from TGR EDU: Explore, highlights animals’ abilities to navigate using Earth’s magnetic field. In recent years, scientists have gathered evidence to determine how animals use Earth’s magnetic field as a way to survival. This […]

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Meet Hector Pantoja: An Unrelenting Champion

Determined and driven since birth, Hector Pantoja, an alumnus of the Earl Woods Scholar Program, conquered language barriers, overcame insecurities, proved doubting teachers wrong and excelled through college.

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TGR Foundation celebrates National Financial Literacy Month, offers free resources

It’s that time of year again, when many high school seniors across the country eagerly and anxiously await college acceptance letters. With a May 1stcollege selection deadline, students not only have to decide where they would like to spend their next four years of higher education but how to pay for it.April marks National Financial Literacy Month and we’re highlighting free resources from TGR Foundation’s digital initiative, TGR EDU: Explore, to guide students and families through the often-times overwhelming and confusing financial aid process.

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Volunteer Spotlight: TGR Learning Lab celebrates 13 years of Joy

Although there have been many changes since TGR Foundation opened the doors of the flagship TGR Learning Lab in 2006, the support of the community and volunteers has remained unwavering. Joy Heverly is an original volunteer and has served at the front desk longer than a decade. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we recognize her dedication and service to our programs and mission to empower youth through education.

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TGR Foundation celebrates National Volunteer Week

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we would like to point the spotlight on the hundreds volunteers that have served alongside us since the launch of the TGR Learning Lab in 2006. Our volunteers have been crucial to our success thus far and we are grateful to each individual that has committed countless hours to our students and programs.

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TGR EDU: Explore lesson prepares students for scholarship application process

The college application process is multi-faceted. For many students deciding which institution to attend is a challenge that is often coupled with how they will fund their education and other associated expenses.Although there are numerous resources and options for financial aid, many teens and families don’t know where to begin. TGR EDU: Explore aims to reduce the gap in financial aid and access to higher education by addressing scholarships as a critical element of the application process. It’s latest college-access lesson, Scholarship Case Study: Reducing the Gap, guides educators as they reverse the roles of students to help them learn best practices for college applications and how to implement them.

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TGR Foundation advances educational innovation at CEESA Conference

Working toward its goal to reach millions of students through education, TGR Foundation recently had the opportunity to present at the 29th annual Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) conference in Warsaw, Poland. The theme, Making the World our Classroom: One Less Brick in the Wall, was a clarion call to participants hailing from 50 countries and 70 schools, to remove barriers and focus efforts on developing a more relevant and globally-centric approach to education.

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Scholar Voices: My Journey to becoming a Dartmouth College Grad

With graduation on the horizon, I cannot help but reflect on my personal growth over the last four years. College has definitely served as a formative experience in my life – one where I’ve had several opportunities to critically engage with my identity.

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TGR Foundation selected to strengthen national K-16 STEM education, outreach

TGR Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to drive forward its mission to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Department of Defense’s recently-launched Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) will strengthen kindergarten through college STEM education and outreach programs across the United States.

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New TGR EDU: Explore lesson introduces biotechnology through Zika Virus studies

TGR Foundation has been busy since the start of the new year developing fresh content for educators across the country to use in their classrooms. One of our newest TGR EDU: Explore resources, Beating Mosquitoes at Their Own Game, introduces high school students to the exciting field of biotechnology.

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Earl Woods Scholar Desiree Sim sets her sights on life after college

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 […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month, Regina Honu

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.

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Scholar Voices: My Andean Journey through Cusco, The Inca and Peru

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.

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TGR Foundation Partners with Kimmelman Foundation to launch academic, sports complex in Los Angeles

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 […]

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Genesis Open highlights TGR Learning Lab Student Artists

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.

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TGR Learning Lab Returns to Genesis Open

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.

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Teens Unite to Prioritize Mental Health and Stop Violence

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.

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Farmers Insurance® supports Earl Woods Scholar Program in honor of Stan Smith

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.

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Dr. Katherine Bihr shares the power and purpose of a mentor

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.

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Scholar Voices: An original Earl Woods Scholar guides the next generation

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.

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