- Special Thanks
Welcome to the Tiger Woods Learning Center Summer Academy.
Summers at the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC) just got a lot more exciting!
Whether you're a budding scientist, a beginning golfer or a future engineer, the Summer Academy has an exciting program for you. The Academy provides an unparalleled learning experience for young people, ages 11-13. Taught by year-round, full-time instructors, the innovative TWLC curriculum blends the highest-quality academics with authentic, real-world learning. From the most advanced robotics lessons to beginning golf, the TWLC philosophy revolves around hands-on learning and project-based experiences.
Summer at the Tiger Woods Learning Center focuses on STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Golf for the beginning player. Our flexible curriculum allows students to move along at their own pace with customized lessons for a fun and appropriate challenge.
Although the week-long Summer Academy is open to any student interested in attending, the primary purpose is to provide children from military families with an overnight camp experience coupled with a fun week of experiments, building robots, launching rockets, designing video games, exploring marine life and possibly even learning how to golf. Thanks to the generous donations from our corporate sponsors, dozens of children from military families will travel from bases around the world to attend the TWLC Summer Academy on a tuition scholarship.
"I grew up in a military family, and it means a lot to me to bring these kids to the Learning Center for an exciting week," founder Tiger Woods said. "These young people go through a lot with parents serving in the military, and this is our way of honoring their sacrifice and saying thank you to their families."
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The TWLC employs exceptional staff with experience, expertise and dedication to youth. The TWLC staff is engaged year-round in hands-on, project based instruction. They have a passion for working with young people and helping them see the connection between school and real world application. The TWLC Summer Academy encourages staff to create a unique learning environment for youth to share ideas and build supportive relationships. The staff provides a compassionate and creative atmosphere that fosters each youth's positive self-image, admiration for learning and opportunities for growth.
- Staff members must pass a rigorous screening that includes fingerprinting, health screenings and background checks.
- Staff is CPR and first-aid certified.
- The staff includes credentialed teachers, education professionals and experts in a variety of youth development programs.
- Ongoing staff development, bimonthly meetings and staff training ensure that employees are knowledgeable in the most current youth trends and practices, integrated technology instruction, college admission procedures and instructional best practices.
The Tiger Woods Learning Center Summer Academy would like to give special thanks to the following groups and individuals:
|American Honda Motor Corp.||Barbara & Steve Hearst|
|Automobile Club of Southern California||Hearst Foundations|
|Richard Baily||Hood & Burch, Inc. CPA's|
|Sandra & Ron Barry||Deborah, Bill & Blake Howell|
|Marilyn & Chris Bell||Helen & Greg Jones|
|Willie Brown||Jason Mooneyham|
|Building Engineering and Science Talent||Nancy & Geoffrey Stack Family Foundation|
|Disneyland Resort||Quicken Loans|
|Dale Dykema||Robert & Rochelle Light Foundation|
|Employees Community Fund of Boeing California||Southern California Edison|
|Employees Community Fund of Boeing California - High Desert||Strayer Education, Inc.|
|Lucy & Philip Fitzgerald||Leo Tucker|
|Frank Gooch, III - Gilchrist & Rutter||Robert Waltos Jr.|
|Karina & Bob Hamilton|