Who We Are
First Tee – Greater Baltimore is a character education program aimed at helping change the trajectory of Greater Baltimore youth. The Young Professionals Board is designed to help echo our mission of helping youth in the Greater Baltimore area through fundraising and volunteer efforts and awareness.
- Be a young professional (age 25-40) living in the Greater Baltimore area
- Serve as an ambassador for First Tee – Greater Baltimore mission and programs
- Contribute annual membership fee of $100.00 (tax deductible) due by April 1
- Volunteer for a minimum of 8 program hours per year
- Attend Young Professionals mixers and events throughout the year
- Participate in designated Board Committee
- Participate in the Year End Fundraising Campaign (Nov 1 through Dec 31) – Each member is asked to raise at least $250.00
What We Do
Spend time with our youth and serve as mentors or program volunteers. This allows us to keep our instructional costs down and gives our participants the opportunity to interact with successful young professionals in the area.
Social, networking and fundraising events will drive the success of both First Tee – Greater Baltimore and the Young Professionals Board. The group meets every other month with on going opportunities to get involved that fits the young professionals schedule.
Our success depends largely on the number of people that we are able to attract to our program. We hope that you will serve as advocates for us and encourage others to join. We also depend on our young members to engage on social media to widen our reach to the Baltimore community.
Each year the Young Professionals Board executes a fundraising event at the end of the golf season. Members are also encouraged to reach out to their employers, as many have matching gift programs. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Members in this committee will assist our team with year end fundraising efforts and work with the Chapter’s Director of Development to ensure that each member meets the yearly $250 fundraising requirement.
Members in this committee will assist the Programming Director, Parker Bratton, in encouraging board members to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours at our programming classes and/or events throughout the year. Members will also assist in organizing volunteer training seminars for YPB members and help identify volunteers with an interest in coaching.
Members in this committee will assist the Marketing and Events Manager with securing a golf course, sponsors, food and drink, auction items and give aways for the annual Young Professionals Board Tournament.
Social Events Committee
Members in this committee are responsible for organizing a quarterly networking event to engage current YPB members and recruit new members. Members are also asked to plan events for YPB members to engage directly with students in the first tee program– via play days at our programming locations or through providing mentorship opportunities.