Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills Academy
Nearly 100 junior golfers from First Tee attend the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills 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 Academy. The endowment was made to honor his retirement and commitment to positively impacting young people during the previous 18 years as CEO of First Tee.
At First Tee, safety is always our top priority – for our participants, coaches and staff. Given the current environment and the uncertainties that lie ahead, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Life Skills Academy. Please check back for future opportunities.
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.