Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative health and human service

First Advisor

Barbara Silverthorne


There are too many Latinx students falling behind academically, and coming to First Tee helped improve their academic performance. The First Tee of Monterey is a local non-profit organization that was established in 1997 and is based in Salinas, California primarily serving students who come from low-income backgrounds. The agency strives to support Latinx students who are fourth, fifth, and sixth grade who have a language barrier, not enough tutoring support, and not enough parent and teacher involvement. This increases the likelihood of dropout rates, mental health issues, and unemployment. Implementing an evaluation that the students can take part in allows First Tee to hear from the participants on how coming to First Tee has improved the students’ performance. After conducting the survey, the overall result was that the students do enjoy coming to First Tee, as it helps with their confidence. The driving range was the dominant favorite. The next steps that the agency can take are to continue the student evaluations to come up with even more fun activities for students.

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Social Work Commons