PGA outreaches to public schools
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:05 am
By American staff St. LouisAmerican
Michael Brown teaches golf: Golf pro Michael Brown from the Gateway PGA Foundation teaches the fundamentals to students from Clyde C.Miller Career Academy as part of its outreach initiative PGA Reach.--The majority of students at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy had never watched a game of golf, let alone held a golf club. However, thanks to a new partnership with the Gateway PGA Foundation, students are learning to drive, putt, and chip, but more importantly, they are learning how to improve their bodies, both physically and mentally.
To achieve their goals, PGA REACH has partnered with the following organizations:
- Increasing classroom attendance
- Lowering the high school dropout rate
- Enabling healthier young men and women through education, activities, and recreational programs
- Improving the economic opportunities available
· Urban K-Life (UKL): a Christian-based organization operating in the inner city of St. Louis, with a proven track record of working with the District to improve students’ academic performance and reducing the dropout rate.
· Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL): a long-established institution in the St. Louis region, with a proven track record of inspiring and enabling youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy was selected to pilot the program for the St. Louis region. Students learned golfing fundamentals from Michael Brown, PGA golf professional, and a mentoring team from Urban K-Life.