The First Tee of Benton Harbor held its first Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy in July 2015. This marked the first Golf & Leadership Academy in the Great Lakes Region. The academy highlights golf and leadership, while tying in The First Tee’s Life Skills, Core Values and Healthy Habits. The First Tee of Benton Harbor welcomes 16 The First Tee participants from five different The First Tee locations across the Midwest.
Participants in 2017 had the opportunity to play three championship level golf courses; Harbor Shores, Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club and the University of Michigan Golf Course. Participants experienced dorm living all week and had a fun-filled schedule. In addition to championship level golf, Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy participants had an opportunity to volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor, make a glassworks project and participate in a healthy-habits cook-off at St. Joseph High School. On the final day of the Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy, participants presented a leadership project involving real-life issues amongst The First Tee chapters across the world.
With the great success of the 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy, The First Tee of Benton Harbor plans to continue hosting youth from the Great Lakes Region for years to come.
|Jailynn Thomas||Serena Marin||Elijah Royal||Keith Hernandez|
|Hannah Heller||Serena Marin||Jailynn Thomas|
|Nick Gulotta||Kelsey Hayes||Hannah Heller|
|Destiny Flowers||Kevin Kompier||Tyler Cravens|