The First Tee: Life Skills and Leadership Academy

RISE workshop at The First Tee: Life Skills and Leadership Academy in July 2017

Student-athletes and coaches participated in RISE workshops at The First Tee: Life Skills and Leadership Academy during summer 2017 at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

RISE trained coaches to facilitate sessions on identity and diversity and sports as a vehicle for change. RISE staff also engaged in the sessions and provided support.

More than 90 student-athletes and 10 coaches participated in the RISE workshops at the national academy, running July 26 to Aug. 1. The academy, led by The First Tee home office, provides teen participants an opportunity to develop and hone skills to become leaders in their chapters, schools and communities while experiencing championship golf, career exploration and dorm living. RISE was invited back to lead training for the summer 2018 academy and plans are underway for RISE to continue programming in 2019.

For more information about RISE leadership programs, email education@RISEtoWIN.org.