Tiger spent the afternoon experiencing life as an eighth grader at Murray Middle School in Stuart, Fla., joining students in Mrs. Lynch and Mrs. Kirsch's class for a lesson in the Tiger Woods Learning Center's forensics program.
After visiting the newly completed TWLC campus at Murray Middle School, Woods joined in the forensics lesson that included solving a crime, analyzing clues, fingerprinting, studying evidence and questioning "suspects."
"I'm really excited to bring a Learning Center campus to Stuart," Woods said. "This is the second time I've taken our forensics class. I really enjoy it, and so do the kids. It has gotten rave reviews from our students in Anaheim for the last five years, so it was a perfect fit for this campus. It's unique, gets kids fired up about science and helps them explore careers in the field."
Designed to break through a culture of low expectations, our college-access programs reach underserved youth in all stages of academic life. For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math coupled with college preparation workshops to create a unique environment focused on college and careers.
The Tiger Woods Foundation launched its flagship Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., in February 2006. Since inception, the innovative 35,000-square-foot education facility has reached more than 40,000 students through its one-of-a-kind classes ranging from forensic science and aerospace to robotics, biotechnology, video production and graphic design.
More recently, the Foundation developed and finalized the campus model, which allows the TWLC to have an immediate impact in local communities around the country. Beginning in the fall of 2010, the Foundation has launched four TWLC campuses, two in Washington, D.C., (TWLC-DC) and most recently one at the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy in Pennsylvania (TWLC-PA) and one at Martin County's Murray Middle School in Florida (TWLC-FL). The TWLC-DC campuses are located at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School (TWLC-Capitol Hill Campus) in Ward 6 and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School (TWLC-Parkside Campus) in Ward 7. The TWLC -DC, TWLC-FL and TWLC-PA spaces and curriculum are custom-built for the young people in that community, providing thousands of students access to innovative programs and the latest technology.