Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy

First Tee Colina Park-66Nearly 100 junior golfers from The First Tee attend the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy each year. Teen 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 dorm living.

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 young people during the last 18 years as CEO of The First Tee.

2017 Event

The 2017 Life Skills & Leadership Academy took place in East Lansing, MI from July 26 – August 1. The Academy is staged by The First Tee home office and is hosted by Michigan State University and The First Tee of Mid-Michigan.

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

This event is only available to teens involved in chapters of The First Tee. Most of the events and programs have a selection process that includes an application reviewed by a committee. Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire at your chapter.

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Coverage of the 2015 Academy on Golf Channel