FTSV’s Participants Selected for First Tee Leadership Summit

Isabella Herrera and Katelyn Chan from First Tee — Silicon Valley have been selected to attend the First Tee Leadership Summit in partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore in West Creek Rach, Montana, August 1-5 and 8-12. They will join a cohort of 20 teens from across the First Tee network. Over the course of the 5 days, they will be provided an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills through dynamic outdoor and team-building activities. They will also participate in collaborative workshops which will challenge their conceptions of transformational leadership. First Tee’s core competencies of building character, self-confidence and resilience will be a part of the experience, combined with a robust curriculum which explores the concepts of building authentic relationships, growing through challenge, and building positive self-identity.

Meet our Game Changers Participants:

Isabella is going to be a sophomore at Notre Dame High School in San Jose and has been part of FTSV for 9 years. She is an Ace participant and volunteer coach for our chapter. She is one of our go-to volunteers at our community outreach events where she assists in Spanish translation and delivers our activities. Outside of FTSV she is an e-Leader for LPGA Girls Golf, is on the Youth on Course Leadership Council, and is a member of the YOC DRIVE Club that works to improve diversity in golf.

Katelyn is a raising senior at Monta Vista High School in Fremont, CA and has been in our program for 10 years. She completed all four of our Ace classes/projects and is one of longest standing participants in our program. She began volunteering as a junior coach this year and participated in our 2022 Leadership Series. Outside of FTSV she is a treasurer for a school club that donates arts and crafts to charities.

Isabella and Katelyn are representatives of the leadership qualities that we espouse. They know when to step back in order to help others step up. They show empathy to others and exhibit strong interpersonal skills,” says FTSV Program Director, Chris Moreno-Hunt. “We are proud of who they are and we are excited for their opportunity to continue developing their leadership skills at the summit.”

First Tee Leadership Summit is one of several national opportunities provided by First Tee. Isabella and Katelyn join our other Ace participants that have applied and been selected based on their outstanding work in our program and in their communities. To find out more regarding our national, regional, and local opportunities please visit our youth opportunity page.

Interested in starting the journey as a FTSV participant? Please visit our Youth Classes Page. Lastly, if you are interested in coaching and developing the leadership qualities in our youth please visit our volunteer page.

Congratulations Isabella and Katelyn!