Nearly 100 junior golfers from The First Tee attend the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills and Leadership 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 & Leadership Academy. The endowment was made to honor his retirement and commitment to positively impacting young people during the last 18 years as CEO of The First Tee.
Over the past decade The First Tee of Lake County has had over 10 participants selected to attend this academy.
|Steve Outlaw||Manhattan, KS||2003|
|Arlen Sims||Manhattan, KS||2010|
|Ishani Sharma||Phoenix, AZ||2011|
|Beckey Seligman||Phoenix, AZ||2011|
|Valeria Degutis||Long Island, NY||2012|
|Destinee Bronson||San Diego, CA||2013|
|Christian Thornton||San Diego, CA||2014|
|Perry Chong||Blaine, MN||2015|
|Michael Harris||Blaine, MN||2016|
|Gary Chong||East Lansing, MI||2017|
|Natalie Del Real||East Lansing, MI||2017|