Leadership Academy

In partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore, First Tee Leadership Academy builds on the 5-week local Leadership Series and provides selected teens insight on how successful teams perform. The curriculum explores leadership concepts focusing on (1) building a successful team by recognizing values and identifying strengths/weaknesses, (2) leading a team by developing authentic relationships and empowering others, (3) supporting the team by developing awareness and acting with humility, and (4) assessing based on comprehending and identifying the teams need and supporting through innovation and advocacy. The academy provides an opportunity for teens to explore team dynamics that enhance their future performance as they collaborate with peers and adult mentors. Activity-based workshops are facilitated by leaders from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. 

2023 Event Information

Date: June 19-24, 2023
Location: Atlanta, GA
Host: First Tee and PGA TOUR Superstore

How to Participate

This event is only available to teens involved in First Tee chapters that are in PGA TOUR Superstore markets. The summit has a selection process that includes an application reviewed by a committee. Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire at your chapter.

2023 Selected Participants

First Name: Last Name: Chapter:
Mahek Acharya First Tee – Greater Chicago
Kendall Alford First Tee – Tampa Bay
Aditi Balakrishna First Tee – Tri-Valley
Isabella Blesso First Tee – Central Florida
Ellody Brock First Tee – Coastal Carolinas
Sarah Bui First Tee – Orange County
Alivia Carlisle First Tee – Indiana
Aliya Carmino First Tee – Central Florida
Adrianna Castillo First Tee – Tampa Bay
Dylan Chang First Tee – Silicon Valley
Jack Charrier First Tee – Greater Austin
Annika Chauhan First Tee – Greater Chicago
Heidi Chen First Tee – Greater Dallas
Johan Choi First Tee – Greater Washington, DC
Kai Clark First Tee – Florida Gold Coast
Dominic Clayton First Tee – North Florida
Oliver De Guia First Tee – Tucson
Carson Duke First Tee – Colorado Rocky Mountains
Victoria Farkas First Tee – Fort Worth
Francisco Felix First Tee – Tucson
Mailey Gannon First Tee – San Francisco
Ethan Herndon First Tee – Metro Atlanta
Justin Hsieh First Tee – Raritan Valley
Minnie Jackson First Tee – Minnesota
Keira Joshi First Tee – Massachusetts
Kyzar Joshi First Tee – Massachusetts
Jayden Law First Tee – Greater Charlotte
Ryan Lee First Tee – Greater Austin
Rebecca Llorca First Tee – Naples/Collier
Carlie Matengula First Tee – Greater Austin
Olivia Munoz First Tee – Tucson
Josephine Nguyen First Tee – Greater Washington, DC
Martin Perez First Tee – Greater Houston
Jeremiah Persons First Tee – Greater Washington, DC
Caitlyn Plover First Tee – Greater Philadelphia
Samuel Reising First Tee – Indiana
Emmanuel Rosario First Tee – Metropolitan New York
Jordan Sandoval First Tee – Greater San Antonio
Aarya Shewale First Tee – Greater Houston
Mikaili Smith First Tee – Central Ohio
Emma Stavely First Tee – Green Valley Ranch
Matthew Stolte First Tee – Minnesota
Emilee Swagger First Tee – Phoenix
Dimitri Vasilacopulos First Tee – Utah
Adelyn Westfall First Tee – Green Valley Ranch
Cleo Wynn First Tee – Metro Atlanta
Alexander Yang First Tee – Coachella Valley
Gavin Zwiefelhofer First Tee – Minnesota

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