Alexis Ohanian joins TGR Foundation Board of Governors
TGR Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of internet entrepreneur and investor, Alexis Ohanian, to the Board of Governors.
Ohanian serves as the co-founder and managing partner of San Francisco-based Initialized Capital, an early stage venture fund with over $500M under management and a portfolio with $36B in market value so far. Prior to his work at Initialized Capital, Ohanian co-founded Reddit, a social news and discussion website.
TGR Foundation celebrates milestone in education impact
Since 2006 when the flagship TGR Learning Lab opened its doors in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation has had a lot to celebrate, including its most recent milestone of one million students impacted by TGR EDU: Explore, alone.
Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, TGR EDU: Explore is a free digital resource library that offers interactive web experiences, lesson plans, training videos and tools for educators, students and families to explore new disciplines and gain skills for a modern and expanding workforce.
TGR Learning Lab Student Spotlight: How Mentorship Guided me through College, Career and Life
As a first-generation Mexican American, I felt intimidated and insecure about applying to college. My mom, knowing well that she could not guide us through the U.S. education system, connected my sister and I to programs that could give us the tools to achieve our academic goals. We joined the TGR Learning Lab, then known as the Tiger Woods Learning Center, in 2008.
I didn’t think much of the programs there – I was not necessarily passionate about STEM, but I was motivated to utilize the college preparation resources despite how confusing and overwhelming it all seemed at the time. It wasn’t until my last year at Savanna High School, in 2013, when I started volunteering at the Learning Lab, that I discovered the power of mentorship. Thanks to the unwavering encouragement of two long-time employees of the Learning Lab, Denisse Jover and Lea Segura, I was able to break out of my shell and gain confidence on my way to college.
Scholar Voices: Discovering a New Path to Career Success
Ever since I was a little boy, I loved science. Although I come from a rural, mountainous Chinese village called Qian Yang Cun in Fuzhou, I dreamt of becoming a scientist. I always knew I wanted to use science to help people. As a child, I would collect plants and soil from around the mountain and mix them together to create my own “panaceas,” ready to cure dying plants and insects along my path.
College Access, Success Symposium empowers educators at flagship TGR Learning Lab
Visitors entering the doors of the flagship TGR Learning Lab on Thursday, October 24 shifted from eager fifth graders heading toward the end of their week in the Day Program to dedicated educators excited to gain information, connections and resources to better prepare their students for success. The 5thannual College Access and Success Symposium united educators across Southern California and beyond.
With more than 15 sessions to choose from the symposium covered a variety of higher education-related topics from applications and admissions to understanding financial aid and empowering students to stand out. With more than 150 educators in attendance and limited capacities in the classrooms, many sessions were at full capacity.
2018 Annual Report
At TGR Foundation we believe in the power of education, and we are grateful for your support of our goal to reach millions. View our 2018 Annual Report, to see how we put our mission into action in 2018 and what’s in store for the years to come.View Now
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.
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