Participants Selected to Attend the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy

Categories: 2018, June, Newsletter, Success Stories

Noah C and Ishaan N from The First Tee Silicon Valley have been selected to attend the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership Academy in East Lansing, MI from July 25 – 31. Noah and Ishaan will join more than 96 participants of The First Tee, ages 13-17, to participate in this national event.  The Academy is staged by The First Tee home office and is hosted by Michigan State University and The First Tee of Mid-Michigan.

Noah attends Saint Francis High School and has completed every level of The First Tee program making him Ace Certified.

It is a true honor to be selected to represent the Silicon Valley on a national level at the Joe Lewis Barrow Jr Life Skills and Leadership Academy. I would like to thank all the people who I have met and support me, and also all the donors who do not know me but still support me. Noah C

Ishaan attends Archbishop Mitty High School and has completed every level of The First Tee program making him Ace Certified.

The Academy’s purpose is to develop and educate participants in multiple aspects such as life skill development through engaging golf activities, college preparatory and dorm living, and career exploration, all while having the opportunity to play championship golf and develop lifelong friendships. Through the week they are inspired to consider how they can return to their chapters and communities and be a leader and role model for other participants.

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 his 18 years as CEO of The First Tee.