The Tiger Woods Foundation, less known than the golfer who started it, has a mission to help children get a college education. Through scholarships and Tiger Woods Learning Centers in Washington, D.C., and Southern California, the foundation has helped give students a chance to get ready for, and then pay for college. Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father, Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached millions of young people.
Everything at the Tiger Woods Learning Center is about active participation and hands-on learning. Scholars in grades 5-12 experience college-access programs focused on science, engineering, technology and math. Interactive classes – In subjects ranging from rocketry, aerospace engineering and marine biology to graphic design and communications – allow students to explore a future in almost any career. The Foundation recently celebrated the official expansion of the Tiger Woods Learning Center with the launch of two campuses in Washington, D.C. These new spaces are custom-built for the young people in that community, providing students in multiple wards access to innovative programs and the latest technology. Students attending the TWLC-DC experience a technology-rich, innovative and highly motivated environment that has been integral to the success of the Southern California location. Activities include building and programming robots, exploring outer space and creating films. The Earl Woods Scholarship Program also provides an unparalleled support network that covers things often taken for granted, like money for books, a plane ticket home or a new winter coat.