Purpose: Provide input in terms of First Tee – Lake County programming and evaluation of the program, its staffing and Volunteers. Promote program and its benefits to other youth within and outside First Tee – Lake County. Organize and manage the community service assistance of participants.

Eligibility:  The Junior Advisory Committee is governed by a Council. All enrolled participants of The First Tee of Lake County ages 12-18 are voting members for the election of Officers and Members at large to First Tee – Lake County Junior Advisory Council. All committee members may attend and participate in all Junior Advisory Council meetings, however, they do not have voting rights.

Officer Roles & Responsibilities – Elections will take place annually in June with new offices taking over in September

The Council

The president chairs meetings, serves as primary First Tee – Lake County spokesperson and serves on First Tee – Lake County Advisory Board and Chairs Junior Club Fundraisers

 Vice President
The vice president assists President, serves as Communication Coordinator for the Junior Council, serves as president in the event that the president is not available

The treasurer maintains and reports on finances and serves as primary contact regarding First Tee national participant opportunities

The secretary maintains records: agendas, minutes and roster

Junior Council Members at Large

Junior Council Specific Duties
Junior Coach Assistance at Regular & Outreach Clinics
Maintain Participant Page and Photo Library on Website
Provide Input on Volunteer Evaluation/Recognition
Assist at all The First Tee of Lake County Events
Promote and assist on Participant Applications
Serve as speakers/ambassadors at civic group presentations/events
Organize and Manage at least one Junior Council Fundraiser each season

Benefits for Members & Chapter
Engages Youth in Other Facets of Chapter Operations
Enhances Marketing to Youth & Service Groups
Improves Chapter Participatory (Team-Work) Culture
Augments Chapter Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Evaluation
Promotes and Improves Participant Processes
Provides a unique Fundraising/Event Opportunity
Facilitates the Community Services of Members
Engages Members in a Breadth of “Real-Life” Learning Experiences

 2020 National TEEN Opportunities

Application Review Deadline*
Application submission Deadline


Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy Benton Harber, MI Postponed to 2021 N/A April 30 12 – 18
Wells Fargo Succeeding Together Charlotte, N.C Postponed to 2021 February 18 March 3 14 – 18**
John Deere Drive Your Future Academy San Francisco, CA Cancelled March 9 March 30 14 – 18**
First Tee National Championship Clemson, SC Cancelled March 9 March 30 14 – 19
John Deer Power for Good Scholarship Silvis, IL Postponed to 2021 March 9 March 30 14 – 18**
Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy Boise, ID Cancelled April 6 April 27 14 – 18**
Coca-Cola America’s Future Atlanta, GA September 3-6 June 8 June 29
Pure Insurance Championship Pebble Beach, Ca Cancelled for Participants April 6 April 27 14 – 18
Youth Leadership Summit San Diego, CA Postponed to 2021 TBA August 24 14 – 18**
The Scholars Program N/A N/A TBA TBA

*Application review deadline is strongly recommended to be done at The First Tee of Lake County before application is submitted.

**Applicant must reach their 14th Birthday by the first day of the event and not have reached their 19th birthday by the conclusion of the event.

Important Dates

Event Date Time Location
Teen Opportunities Informational February 7, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Lost Marsh Youth Club House
JAC Mixer March 27, 2020 Cancelled Lost Marsh Youth Club House
JAC Mixer May 22, 2020 Cancelled Lost Marsh Youth Club House
JAC Lunch July 18, 2020 Cancelled Lost Marsh Youth Club House
JAC Day August 7, 2020 Cancelled Lost Marsh Youth Club House
Food Drive/Game Night November 13, 2020 Cancelled Lost Marsh Youth Club House

Please complete the form below if interested in joining the J.A.C. and RSVP for events and meetings. Space is limited.

Previous Members
Matthew Harnisch Valeria Degutis Becky Seligman Destinee Bronson
Micheal Harris Charles Davis Katie Harnisch Elijah Royal
Kelsey Hayes Kirsten Cole Jailynn Thomas Rachel Davis
Serena Marin Kevin Kompier Ishani Sharma Keith Hernendez
Natalie Del Real Robert Patterson Isabella Goodman Peyton Puckett
Spencer Spudic Nick Gulotta Tyree Davis Sydney Puckett
Justin Elliot Valencia Baxter Bryan Lourwood Kendra Davis