Drive Your Future Academy Presented by John Deere

First Tee Drive Your Future Academy presented by John Deere is a female empowerment event recognizing young women who are motivated to influence positive impact at their chapters, schools and communities. The five-day academy experience focuses on the importance of building a strong network and how to approach mentorship opportunities, navigating post-graduation and career planning, and appreciating the value/impact of volunteerism. 

Key Commitments

Collaborating with Others
Building Positive Self-identity

Learning Objectives

  • Leverage relationships to build a successful network
  • Embrace a positive self identity and build confidence through lived experiences
  • Appreciate the impact of volunteerism and seek opportunities to demonstrate this in their communities

Event Info

Date: October 10-14, 2024
Location: Jacksonville, FL


Up to 24 female participants will be selected from the chapter network for the four day academy experience. Participants will submit, essays, activities chart and a chapter letter of recommendation.

How to Participate

This event is only available to teens involved in chapters of 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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