This year marks 25 years of impact through our programs and mission to empower youth through education. Click below to learn more about our new Pathways Forward initiative as we kick off a year-long celebration of our 25th Anniversary.
Founded in 1996, TGR Foundation equips young people with the tools and support they need to discover their interests, enhance their knowledge and build their own path to personal and professional success.
FREE DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES
Through our free programs and resources, we help students discover, develop and pursue their passions. With courses and opportunities to learn about photography, graphic design, engineering, computer science and more, there’s something for everyone. Click the links below to get started.
For Students in Grades 6 – 12:
- TGR Learning Lab Virtual Classes
- Design Challenges for the whole family
- STEM Unplugged Video Series
- Find your passion on TGR EDU: Explore
For High School Students:
Through lessons, resources and live experiences a click away, we’re providing educators with professional learning opportunities to revitalize their practice and help more students realize their full potential.
Explore all our educator offerings, designed to enhance your instructional strategies and better engage your students.
FREE digital learning platform for kids and educators
With the doors to schools and academic institutions closed to stop the spread of COVID-19, TGR Foundation understands the challenges that students, parents and educators are facing as they navigate the world of distance learning. The resources offered through our no-cost digital platform, TGR EDU: Explore, will help parents-turned-educators and education professionals alike keep students engaged.
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25 Years of Impact: How TGR Foundation is achieving Tiger Woods’ vision through digital programs
With TGR Learning Lab campuses and the renowned Earl Woods Scholar Program impacting students across the country, TGR Foundation had established itself as a leader in STEM education and college-access by 2016. In spite of countless student success stories at that time, our founder, Tiger Woods, wanted to achieve more and set a goal to reach millions of students around the world. To reach that goal – in years, not decades – TGR Foundation began working to build a digital presence from the ground up.
We started by asking driving questions including and them with the launch of TGREDUExplore.org, a free platform developed in partnership with Discovery Education.
Student Spotlight: How a class in Raspberry Pi is sparking student curiosity and career exposure
At just 14-years-old, Christopher “Topher” Cornell loves to take on new challenges. In the year-and-a half that he’s been a TGR Learning Lab student member, Topher has joined numerous classes exploring topics from graphic design to app development and forensics. A high school freshman at Cambridge Virtual Academy, Topher partook in the TGR Learning Lab’s Pi-ology class this summer and had the opportunity to work with a Raspberry Pi for the first time. Learn more about his hands-on experience with the Pi and how he plans to incorporate what he’s learned into his possible future career!
25 Years of Impact: How TGR Foundation transforms classrooms worldwide through educator professional learning
As educators come through the TGR Learning Lab for the very first time, they often hear the excited chatter from students busy tinkering and creating. From the mechanical sounds of gears rotating within the 3D printers to EV3 robots zipping up and down the hallways, there is a palpable energy throughout the building.
These educators quickly catch onto the enthusiasm coming from the students who are given the unique opportunity to move beyond textbooks and truly take charge of their learning. Having worked with both students and educators, what I’ve come to recognize is that regardless of our age or life experiences, we all have a natural curiosity and a desire to be life-long learners. Teachers love to be just as engaged as their students. It reminds them firsthand of what their students will be challenged with when they learn new concepts.
How TGR Foundation prepares students for college life through virtual Pre-College Retreat
Over the past year, our team has learned to embrace change. Prior to March 2020 – all our incoming Earl Woods Scholars would gather at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA to partake in our annual Pre-College Retreat. However, this year was different; our team had to pivot and transform an in-person event to a virtual setting.
Our first priority was to keep our scholars safe by having them attend the event from home. Keeping to tradition, the Pre-College Retreat remained a two-day event. We had 15 scholars join us from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.
25 Years of Impact: How a life-changing experience helped me achieve success
Being a first-generation college student comes with a lot of pride and a sense of accomplishment, but it also comes with a lot of challenges. My parents, who immigrated from Mexico as unaccompanied minors, paved the way for me to succeed but did not know how to support me academically. I did well throughout my early education and through high school, but I did not decide on a path or clearly know of the college path until my high school counselor nominated me for the Earl Woods Scholar Program.
I can honestly say that being an Earl Woods Scholar was life changing. It laid the foundation for my later achievements and allowed me to truly understand the value of mentorship.
Launched in 2006, the TGR Learning Lab has reached more than 150,000 students through its award-winning STEM curriculum. Serving students in grades 5-12 in Anaheim, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Stuart, FL, our unique culture fosters development of the whole person while providing critical STEM skills and college prep.
With one of the highest graduation rates in the country, the Earl Woods Scholar Program is designed to help first-generation scholars thrive in college and beyond. Encompassing mentorships, internships and career building, the program boasts a one-to-one philosophy that has helped nearly 150 recipients attend top universities around the country.
Recently launched, tgreduexplore.org recreates the Learning Lab experience and curriculum via a dynamic digital platform developed in partnership with Discovery Education. By creating nationwide access to our programs, we will impact millions, offering teachers quality curriculum and introducing students to options for college and STEM careers.
TGR EDU: Create is focused on changing the way STEM is taught in our classrooms by providing professional development opportunities in STEM education through innovative lesson design. With hands-on, project-based learning activities, educators explore strategies that will enhance their curricula and prepare their students for future STEM careers.
Access to quality education is a global issue that impacts everyone. TGR Foundation partners with innovators, educators, business leaders and community members who are passionate about education and committed to helping students thrive. Together, we are Champions of the Unrelenting.Learn More
TGR Foundation is a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about empowering students to thrive. We are deeply committed to every student who comes through our programs, and believe that the power of education, coupled with the right resources, will ensure lifelong success.Read More
For 25 years, funds have been raised through events produced by TGR Live, the exclusive event management company of TGR Foundation. TGR Live creates amazing experiences at world-class events across the country, including three PGA TOUR golf tournaments, an exclusive entertainment experience in Las Vegas and a luxury golf outing at Pebble Beach.
Chairman Mike Mckee Keeps TGR Foundation up to Par
During his tenure at TGR Foundation, McKee has helped create and grow the foundation’s flagship educational facility, he’s mentored and sponsored a student throughout college, and has provided seed funding for a new initiative that aims to pair students with local companies in internship opportunities. Read more in this feature in the Orange County Business Journal.
Gordon McNeill: A Champion of Education
At Sage Hill School in Newport Beach, Gordon McNeill climbed from dean of students to head of school and, finally, to president, helping build up the young campus and its culture.
But, after 19 years, McNeill decided it was time for a new challenge.
Last August, he accepted a position as president and CEO of the Irvine-based TGR Foundation, one of famed golfer Tiger Woods’ charities, which works to bring educational opportunities to underserved youths through STEM classes, college-access programs and professional development courses for teachers, both through in-person and virtual sessions.
Tiger Woods’ Charity Teams with Find your Grind
TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods charity, has teamed up with Find Your Grind Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Los Angeles-based self-discovery and career exploration platform, Find Your Grind. The multi-year partnership brings together two organizations with a shared mission to help young people discover who they are, identify their strengths and interests, and offer multiple pathways to personal and professional success.
Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation hits notable milestone as it celebrates its 25th anniversary
As far as golf goes, Riviera Country Club has not been friendly to Tiger Woods. At least, not as friendly as other golf courses—he does have a runner-up and seven other top-20 finishes at this kikuyu-covered gem, but he’s played 13 tournaments here and left without the trophy 13 times. It’s the most starts he’s made in a single PGA Tour event without a victory.
Woods’ relationship with Riv, however, extends much deeper than a scorecard. It’s where he made his first tour start, as a rail-thin 16-year-old in 1992. It’s a traffic-dependent hour away from where Tiger honed his game, at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress. And since 2017 it has hosted his event, the Genesis Invitational, which has coincided with major growth for his TGR Foundation.
Tiger Woods' TGR Foundation Celebrates Two Big Milestones in Quest to Help Students
Tiger Woods is hosting the world's best golfers in Los Angeles at the Genesis Invitational, and while Tiger is recovering from another back surgery, the spotlight is still shining on his TGR Foundation, which is celebrating two milestones.
The Foundation is turning 25 years old and has now impacted over two million students, many in Southern California.
Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM
Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are partnering to offer engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances. Held annually on November 8th, National STEM Day unites communities around the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math to students in grades K-12. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
Teachers learn how to teach science through inquiry
Bryan and Montell were two of six teachers who attended a professional development session on Tuesday, part of a weeklong workshop in math and science instruction called STEM Studio, run by the TGR Foundation.
The teachers were from a variety of schools, grades, and experience. One taught science at Sheridan Elementary School, another taught high school students, and another will just start teaching in the fall.
USADF and TGR Foundation Partner to Support African STEM Education Entrepreneurs
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), the U.S. Government’s African enterprise agency, and TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity, announced today a joint venture to support African education entrepreneurs.
Working together in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, USADF has sponsored three promising educational entrepreneurs to take part in TGR Foundation’s 10-day long educator professional development program, TGR EDU: Create’s International STEM Studio, this summer. In partnering with USADF, TGR Foundation is able to expand their education training platform throughout Africa.
TGR Foundation Helps Students Through College Admissions
While Tiger Woods challenges his legacy on the golf course, his legacy is being reaffirmed in Anaheim.
Woods established TGR Foundation in 1996 to provide underprivileged children with resources to help improve their college readiness. He later created TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, which is not far from where he grew up.
The Learning Lab takes an emphasis in science and promotes fields such as engineering and technology. Since its inception, the Learning Lab has helped more than 150,000 children.
Eye of the Tiger How Tournament at Riviera Serves Community in Anaheim, Goal of Reaching 1 Million Kids Nationwide
“These kids are being equipped to succeed in life, not to just succeed in college,” says foundation Chief Executive Rick Singer, who has set a goal to reach one million students and provide professional development to 5,000 teachers...
Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.
Dr. Katherine Bihr is the Vice President of Programs and Education for the Tiger Woods Foundation, where she's spent over 12 years implementing award-winning STEM curriculum and after-school programs for underserved youth through the TGR Learning Labs across the country. Through the foundation, Dr. Bihr also oversees the Earl Woods Scholar Program, bringing college access, financial aid, mentorship and internships to promising students in financial need.
TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION AND DISCOVERY EDUCATION LAUNCH DIGITAL PROGRAMS IN COLLEGE PREP AND STEM CAREERS
TGR EDU: Explore to Offer Middle and High School Classrooms Free, Engaging, Interactive Tools and Digital Experiences