|They call me Mr. Nate
Nate Savado, or as the students in The First Tee’s Learning Centers call him “Mr. Nate,” has worked with youth in our community since he moved his family from Chicago to Madison 11 years ago. Today, as The First Tee’s Outreach Manager, Nate oversees two Learning Centers (soon to be three) and works to connect The First Tee brand with the community. He took a recess from our after-school programs to talk to LEADERBOARD.It’s not easy being a Bears fan
I would have to say being a Bears fan and working with all Packers fans can be a challenge especially after game days. Seriously, I think the biggest challenge is changing the way a kid thinks about reading and math. I know the change agent is there. We just have to be there for positive reinforcement.It can keep you up at night
My goal for The First Tee is build the brand. Ultimately we need to help our participants change their mindset about math and reading. I see far too often that kids shut down easily or just give up. I want a kid to look back and say “Wow!” The First Tee has helped me learn the game of golf but most important is what is 9 times 7. I want The First Tee to touch as many youth as possible. We have to understand that for almost every kid that graduates there are some dropping out. If just one of those students says The First Tee made an impact on my life, I would then feel I completed this goal.
All in the family
I have been married 18 years to my wife Latriece. We have two kids, ages 22 and 21. We also have 2 grand kids: The one and half year old thinks he pays all the bills and the seven month-old is just so sweet. They both live with us. I thought my wife and I would be empty nesters by age 38. As you can see that is not happening.
When I’m not chasing grandchildren
I love to fish for whatever I can catch. I am a big video gamer (PS4), play basketball and now golf.
The Bears will be in the Playoffs next season is what I tell myself every year. That’s the joy of being a Chicago Bears fan!!! GOOO Bears!