Nearly 100 junior golfers from The First Tee chapters across the country attended the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy hosted by Michigan State University and The First Tee of Mid-Michigan. Teenage participants have the opportunity to develop and hone skills to become leaders in their chapters, schools, and communities while experiencing championship golf, career exploration, and college preparation through dorm living.
We were excited to have participant Savannah Mansueti attend from our Chapter!
In November 2017, the Academy was renamed to the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy. The endowment was made to honor his retirement and commitment to positively impacting millions of young people during the last 18 years as CEO of The First Tee.
Mansueti commented about the trip, “I was so honored to be chosen for this great academy. I met so many awesome people and coaches. Everything was so fun and I learned a lot about what it takes to be a leader and how to become one. My favorite part about this academy was getting to play golf with incredible people who I will never forget. I made some life-long friends and had many memorable experiences. This was the best week of the summer. Thank you to The First Tee!”