THE PINNACLE OF THE FIRST TEE
Ace certification is the highest level a participant can achieve at First Tee – Jersey Shore. Ace candidates must have completed advanced instruction and be a minimum of 14 years old to being the journey to Ace. Our coaches and program director meet with the interested candidates to determine their goals and intentions. This is a 2-year process and requires diligence, commitment and time.
Ace focuses on personal planning and will reinforce skills such as self-management, goal setting, self-coaching, interpersonal communication, and resilience that were applied in earlier levels of the program. Using these skills, participants will become Ace-certified by completing four projects that will help them build a foundation in higher education and for a career.
PROJECTS COMPLETED BY ACE PARTICIPANTS:
- Community Service: Participants learn the value of giving back by volunteering for activities at The First Tee or in the community.
- Career: Participants explore their interests and skills, matching them with career possibilities.
- College: Participants explore issues related to college selection and educational alternatives.
- Golf: Participants examine their golf skills, create an improvement plan, and assess the role they want golf to play in their lives.