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 20 The First Tee participants from five different The First Tee locations across the Midwest.

Participants participate in leadership activities, golf at three different championship golf courses and present a leadership project to a judging panel.

With the great success of the 2015 & 2016 Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy, our chapter plans to continue hosting youth from the Great Lakes Region for years to come.