Fall, autumn, harvest, or any other name, the changing of the season means one thing for many people across the country – back-to-school time. Whether you are a young person starting a new high school or an educator beginning a new year, back-to-school time is a chance to start anew and commence the school cycle on the right foot.
Since the 6th grade, high school senior Kyree Sampson has been a fixture at the Parkside TGR Learning Lab in his hometown of Washington, D.C. For him, the learning lab has been a place where he’s been able to fuel his academic passions and pursue his love of STEM. With just a year left before he begins college, Kyree looks back at how the TGR Learning Lab shaped and guided him.
The TGR Learning Lab’s golf department hosted the TGR Learning Lab Player Development Golf Program Club Championship on August 1, 2017 at the Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim, CA. Forty students aging from 10 to 18 years-old work all year to compete in this season ending championship. Monthly golf clinics hone in on skills […]
Through a grant provided by the California Community Foundation, the Tiger Woods Foundation was able to host our High School Summer Academy last week. Fifty high school students from the Los Angeles area experienced the life of a college student for one week.
Earl Woods Scholar and University of California, Irvine rising sophomore, Ruben Triscareno spent the summer interning with the Tiger Woods Foundation. Based at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim these past few months, Ruben joined the academic support staff, assisting in all aspects of our STEM and college access summer programs. Read on to learn some high points from his summer, including what he gained from his experience helping out during our High School Summer Academy.
The Tiger Woods Foundation met Alesha Russey in March 2016 when she attended our first STEM Studio seminar in Washington, D.C. Since then, she has participated in a number of offerings and reached out to us regarding possibly offering a more intensive training for her school and others in the D.C. area. Likewise, she offered her school site to host and has been one of our biggest champions in informing educators of our work in professional development. She shares her takeaway of TGR EDU: Create’s STEM Studio.
Summer is for fun, sun, BBQs—and for many young people, no school! However, all of us at the TGR Learning Lab believe that summer is about opening doors to new opportunities, thinking about one’s future and getting ahead when it comes to preparing for college. We also think it is a time where teachers can have some fun while they collaborate with fellow educators and learn new activities that can be used in their own classroom.
Without a doubt, Shantanu Jakhete will take MIT by storm this fall. The recent high school graduate and former TGR Learning Lab Florida student has spent the last several years studying STEM and honing and sharing his skills. Everything he’s already accomplished in this short time tells us he’s in a league of his own. And the only thing that trumps Shantanu’s passion for STEM is his deep-seated desire to use his knowledge to help his community and the world. Read on to learn how Shantanu’s drive, with the support of teachers, mentors and the Tiger Woods Foundation, has fueled his love of STEM.
The TGR Learning Lab’s Golf Department hosted its annual Super Junior Golf Camp on June 19-23 this year and it did not disappoint. In our 5th year since inception, the Super Junior Golf Camp exposes the great game of golf in a safe, nurturing environment. This year, 60 Super Junior students ages 5 to 4th grade were introduced to the game of golf through innovative drills and exercises promoting proper golf fundamentals.
For two weeks this June, Betsy Peña, a program coordinator with the Tiger Woods Foundation’s Earl Woods Scholar Program, took part in her first College Bound Academy as an instructor to 42 rising high school seniors from the Anaheim Union High School District. Betsy, a recent college grad herself, had the opportunity to lead workshops, activities and discussions all geared towards helping her students better navigate the college admissions process. Rounding out the program, Betsy and her colleagues took their students on excursions at the Claremont Colleges as well as had them participate in Disneyland’s Youth Education Series (YES) Program. As she reflects, the College Bound Academy experience proved to be just as rewarding for Betsy as it was for her kids!
At the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, children and families are encouraged to swing by the TGR Learning Lab Youth Activity Zone for some fun, engaging activities designed for young people of all ages. The TGR Learning Lab Youth Activity Zone will be easily accessed directly across from The Yard and the driving range.
Last week, TGR EDU: Explore launched its first digital module focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Following Nature’s Lead, a 20-25-minute experience geared toward middle school students that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Using this innovative tool, students will be given the opportunity to explore careers and engineering innovations through the lens of biomimicry.
For the past four years, the TGR Learning Lab satellite at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School has served as a retreat from the drugs and crime that plagued Gregory Damas’ neighborhood. With plans to attend Villanova University in the fall, Gregory’s resilience and drive stand as an example for others dealing with similar obstacles. Read on to learn how Gregory’s experience with STEM helped build his foundation and has given him the tools necessary to pursue his goals and dreams.
This summer TGR Learning Lab is hosting another group of students for our Summer Academy. We are excited to be offering a new class for upper elementary students called Paleo Tech. While other students will be working with today’s technology, the students in Paleo Tech will be working with some of the tools that got us where we are today.
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming to an end, but our gratitude for our educators remains constant! Like their team members you met earlier in the week, today’s group of educators go above and beyond every day. Whether on the golf greens or in the classroom, they are instilling confidence and curiosity in their students. And […]
We’re back to continue our Teacher Appreciation Week celebration! Our educators do far more than stand behind a podium. They’re connecting with students everyday, helping them believe in their own potential and find pathways to college and exciting careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). We’re so grateful for all they do—and we’re certain their […]
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we’re showing a little love to our exemplary team of educators—and sharing a few fun facts about them! Whether they’re teaching forensic science or biology to 5th graders, robotics, coding or video game design to middle schoolers, or guiding high school students through the college process, our educators are […]
To celebrate Administrative Professionals Day here at the Tiger Woods Foundation and to show our thanks, we’re pointing a spotlight on our amazing admin team. From coast to coast, these six women work hard to ensure that our day-to-day operations run smoothly. They are our backbone. Meet them all and learn why they are, without […]
To celebrate Earth Day this year, we’ve checked in with our Programs teams at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California and Washington, D.C., to find out just how eco-friendly they are! We’ve compiled their tips and suggestions to get you thinking about different ways to lessen your carbon footprint.
From day and after-school STEM programs to college-access workshops and golf lessons, on any given day the TGR Learning Lab is bustling with activity. On average, our Anaheim, California lab site welcomes over 250 students a day—that’s a whole lot of minds to challenge and characters to build.