2016 was undoubtedly a milestone year for the Tiger Woods Foundation, highlighted by our 20th anniversary. While we certainly looked back at how TWF has evolved over the last two decades, 2016 was marked by a renewed commitment for growth, both from our founder, Tiger Woods, as well as the entire TWF family. Tiger officially launched TGR, a centralized parent brand unifying all of his ventures under one umbrella. And TWF officially announced its digital expansion program, TGR EDU: Digital, through a new partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. While 2016 was filled with many exciting ventures and opportunities, 2017 will be our year to drive our goals forward.
In a year-end letter to staff, TWF President and CEO Rick Singer made note that 2017 should not be seen as our 21st year, but rather the beginning of the Tiger Woods Foundation's next 20 years. It's with that forward-thinking mindset that we're firmly committed to not only reaching our goals, but surpassing them.
So, as the new year begins, we're setting our intentions for 2017:
Mindset: We are focused on helping young people understand and pursue excellence in their own way.
Method: Our organizational pursuit of excellence is driven by TGE EDU: Digital's expansion and distinguished by our comprehensive approach to growth -- both among our students and within our team.
Mastery: We are dedicated to helping students master their studies and reach their goals in the classroom and beyond; evidenced from the hundreds we've helped get into the schools of their dreams and the countless ideas that have come to life within the walls of TGR Learning Labs around the country.
And as we set our intentions, we ask you to join us. What are you committing to in 2017?
Champions of the unexpected.