A message from First Tee CEO, Greg McLaughlin
“Society bears the marks of prejudice and injustice, even today. The events over the last week are disturbing and heartbreaking on so many levels. I wish we could shield today’s young people from it, and yet, it’s all around them. As a community of caring adults who come together in support of the next generation, it’s our responsibility to ensure kids build the confidence to find their voice, their footing, and stand up for what is right, even when it’s hard. Our character is a compass, and it is the source of our words, thoughts and actions. Strong character stands against injustice. As we grieve the events happening around us, we have to lead the next generation to higher ground.”–Greg McLaughlin, CEO, First Tee
First Tee of Syracuse is committed to continuing to be a part of the community solution by positively impacting the young people of Syracuse and Central New York. Our mission to teach character building values and constructively show and teach the importance of diversity.
–First Tee of Syracuse Board of Directors, Peter Webber, Executive Director, Daria Webber, Program Director, Staff and Coaches
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