NATIONAL Youth AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The First Tee junior golf program doesn’t just get kids on the course, it offers them exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of our corporate partners, we host a series of events to our more advanced participants, allowing them to meet new people, play some golf, achieve greatness, and show off our nine core values in action. Descriptions are listed below.

Contact Tracy Lister at tlister@thefirstteestlouis.org or (314) 533-6400 to apply for any of the following opportunities.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2020 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

GOLF & LEADERSHIP EVENTS

COCA-COLA AMERICA’S FUTURE | AUG. 26-29 – ATLANTA, GA

Coca-Cola Company offers five participants the chance to experience downtown Atlanta visiting the Coca-Cola campus, attending new hire training, and taking part in interviews to determine the winner of a scholarship. Held in conjunction with The TOUR Championship.

Application Released: April 28, 2020 | Application Deadline: June 29. 2020 Participants Announced: July 28, 2020

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JOHN DEERE DRIVE YOUR FUTURE ACADEMY (GIRLS ONLY) | JUNE 8-12 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

This all-girls event focuses on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.

Application Released: January 28, 2020 | Application Deadline: March 30, 2020 | Participants Announced: April 28, 2020

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FIRST TEE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP | JUNE 21 – 26 – CLEMSON, SC

The first-ever First Tee National Championship will be held June 21-26, 2020 at Clemson University, bringing together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level. The winners of each male/female division will be awarded with the Tattersall Cup named after First Tee Trustee, Fred Tattersall. Each winner will earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links on September 18-20, 2020.

Application Released: January 28, 2020 | Application Deadline: March 30, 2020 | Participants Announced: April 28, 2020

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JOHN DEERE POWER FOR GOOD SCHOLARSHIP | JULY 5-9 – SILVIS, IL

Participants submit a written essay about how they are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, schools, and neighborhoods. Three essay applicants will each receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship and a VIP experience at the John Deere Classic.

Application Released: January 28, 2020 | Application Deadline: March 30, 2020 | Participants Announced: April 28, 2020

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JOE LOUIS BARROW, JR. LIFE SKILLS & LEADERSHIP ACADEMY | JULY 15-21 – BOISE, ID

Each summer, 96 participants from the chapter network are selected to attend the week-long academy. They participate in championship golf and life skill development, are challenged to lead others and explore college life including dorm living and creating a network of new friends.

Application Released: February 25, 2020 | Application Deadline: April 27, 2020 | Participants Announced: May 26, 2020

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PERFECT SENSE UNIFIED CHALLENGE | JUNE 22-26 – WASHINGTON D.C.

The Perfect Sense Unified Challenge is a team event with junior golfers from The First Tee paired as teammates with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country.

Application Released: January 28, 2020 | Application Deadline: March 30, 2020 | Participants Announced: April 28, 2020

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PURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP IMPACTING THE FIRST TEE | SEPT. 15-21 – PEBBLE BEACH, CA

An official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the tournament pairs top participants from The First Tee with a PGA TOUR Champions player and amateurs. To be selected, juniors are measured in both golf ability and life skills knowledge. The tournament is televised on Golf Channel.

Application Released: February 25, 2020 | Application Deadline: April 27, 2020 | Participants Announced: Early July

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WELLS FARGO SUCCEEDING TOGETHER | APRIL 28-MAY 4 – CHARLOTTE, NC

Teenage participants can compete through an essay contest for the opportunity to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington, N.C. Four winners are selected, with the grand prize winner receiving the opportunity to play in the pro-am with the PGA TOUR player of their choice.

Application Released: January 14, 2020 | Application Deadline: March 3, 2020 | Participants Announced: March 24, 2020

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT | NOVEMBER 18 – 21  – SAN DIEGO, CA

The Youth Leadership Summit recognizes exemplary achievement by a young person currently involved in First Tee programming. Participants will be evaluated in the areas of academic achievement, community service, chapter involvement, leadership, short essay responses and letters of recommendation. This is an interactive and educational summit in which participants will have the opportunity to develop plans for leading a meaningful service project in their communities focusing on raising awareness on global issues. Participants who are selected to attend the Youth Leadership Summit will have the opportunity to learn from and work with Global Citizen Year fellows in order to apply the skills and concepts learned at the three-day summit and become social change leaders.

Application Released: June 23, 2020 | Application Deadline: August 24, 2020 | Participants Announced: September 22, 2020

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ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This distinction is awarded to participants who are seniors in high school and excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. A limited number of scholarships are available each year and are awarded after the class is designated.

Application Released: TBD | Application Deadline: TBD | Participants Announced: TBD