Mentor Spotlight: General Trent Edwards shares how mentors learn while leading
From Traip Academy High School in Kittery, Maine to the United States Pentagon in Arlington, VA, General Trent Edwards has had many life experiences. In his latest appointment as an Earl Woods Scholar Mentor he was matched with Julian Smith, a freshman at Clark Atlanta University, and has already begun sharing special moments, learning from his mentee’s perspective and helping him develop healthy habits on his road to college and career success.
General Edwards recently took a moment to reflect on his experience thus far, share the value of mentoring and provide tips for building strong relationships as we celebrate National Mentoring Month.
Year of Significance: How TGR excelled in 2019 and what’s in store for the new decade
Significant. That’s a word that really describes this year, for TGR Foundation and certainly for Tiger. Our work and Tiger’s success inspired members of our community, young and old, to think of new possibilities. There were many achievements that made 2019 significant.
Scholar Voices: How rejection fueled my path to success
Growing up, I always tried to keep a serious face. Not because I wasn’t a happy person but because I never liked my smile. No matter how many times I practiced smiling in front of a mirror, when it was time for a picture, I would try my best to avoid it. My insecurities made me extremely timid. However, whenever I was able to do anything science or math-related, I came out of my shell. I did not care where I was or what I looked like. I just wanted to learn because it was fun for me.
Fast forward to my first year of college, I was very excited; I had the chance to study computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I had nearly perfect grades, and I genuinely loved what I was studying. I felt like I did when I was learning as a child.
Passion Redefined: How Eduardo Muñoz followed his passion, shifted his career path
Earl Woods Scholar Alumnus Eduardo Muñoz has hit a couple of “speed bumps,” as he calls them, throughout his personal and professional journey. However, raised in a family that instilled in him and modeled unwavering determination, no obstacle ever took him off course. When his own father faced health issues several years ago, Eduardo took from the situation life lessons that have steered him through his undergraduate days at Allegheny College and onto his now former professional career at Edwards Life Sciences.
Five tips to rise above the pressures of academia
When I was teaching there were distinct times of the year that kids exhibited high stress and anxiety as it relates to completing assignments. It was common to see students, usually in gifted programs, bogged down with the pressures of academia. We took it as a norm; school, studying and exams can be stressful. Today, however, many more students are feeling the pressures of school, which can be daunting and, for many, debilitating.
Educators have a moral duty to help the young people under their care learn to cope and thrive beyond merely achieving competency through their prescribed curriculum. There are many ways educators can motivate, reinforce and change the tide of mental health concerns among their students.
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.
Founded in 1996, the TGR Foundation champions breakthrough transformations and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in school and beyond.Read More
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 over 20 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.
Meet Our Champions: Erica & Jessica Rivera
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.
The 1,000-mile drive that changed Tiger Woods' foundation
Tiger Woods wasn’t sleeping because no one could. The country had been sucker-punched, and it was dazed, disoriented. So instead of enjoying the comforts of a bed before a World Golf Championship at Bellerive Country Club, Woods found himself at a gas station in the dark of night on Sept. 12, 2001, hours away from St. Louis, civilization and cell phone service. He had set off for Isleworth, his home, welcoming the 1,000-mile that led to a change in his foundation to have an impact beyond golf.
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...
THE TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION : CREATING COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STUDENTS
Thanks to Discovery Education, we have Dr Katherine Bihr of Tiger's Foundation with a curriculum available with interactive resources, designed for grades 6-12, to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications in college access and STEM learning.
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
A Transformative Investment
- Prepare millions of youth for future STEM jobs
- Create equal access to higher education for all youth
- Bring high-quality STEM education to more schools nationwide
- Provide professional development for educators
- Provide scholarships to underrepresented, high-achieving students
TGR EDU: EXPLORE
- College Blueprint: Students take a virtual campus tour to learn about the college admissions process — from exploration and acceptance to paying for college.
- Video Game Design: Challenge your students to learn Video Game Design from predicting viable industry career paths to taking the first steps in development and coding, students will learn how to make the next generation video game come to life.
- College Access Webinar: Higher-education experts discuss how high school students can prepare for the college admissions process. The session focuses on the importance of self-advocacy in students and what it looks like.
- What’s Lurking in Your Fast Food? Join a TGR Learning Facilitator and STEM students as they synthesize information on the carbohydrates, lipids and proteins – by conducting a series of chemical tests to determine which major biomolecules appear in common foods.