Local Teen Selected to attend the first tee outstanding participant leadership summit

carson heads to Orlando fl. in November to represent the first tee of Idaho

Boise, ID (Sept. 11, 2017) – Carson Curtis from The First Tee of Idaho has been selected from a pool of national candidates to attend The First Tee Outstanding Participant & Leadership Summit, November 8–11 in Orlando. The summit will be an interactive and educational event in which participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone skills to become leaders in their chapters, schools and communities. 

Workshops during the summit will cover a variety of topics including college preparedness, the importance of community service and volunteerism, environmental sustainability, and will be presented by experts in these fields. During the workshops, Curtis will develop plans for leading a meaningful service project in our community as a way to apply the skills and concepts learned at the three-day summit. He will also be mentored by an alumnus from The First Tee.

  Curtis, 16, is a sophomore at Bishop Kelly in Boise, ID. He is a member on the golf team, active at his chapter for 6 years, he participated in The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in 2016 in Blane MN, and coaches’ younger participants at the chapter

“We are extremely proud of Carson. This is such an honor to be chosen for this unique opportunity. Carson has worked very hard on his golf skills and life skills to get to this point. It is wonderful to see his perseverance and hard work paid off.” Said Ally Gorney, The First Tee of Idaho Executive Director.

 Curtis is one of 28 participants selected to attend the summit based on academic achievement, community service, chapter involvement, leadership, essay responses and letters of recommendation.

“I believe attending the Outstanding Participant and Leadership Summit will be one of my greatest memories. Not only will I represent my First Tee chapter, but the entire state of Idaho. This is a huge honor, and I plan to share my knowledge to help increase the First Tee’s reach to children in our state.”  Carson Curtis

The summit and will be held in conjunction with The First Tee Network Meeting, a biennial conference with more than 800-chapter representatives. This year three board members and two staff members will also attend the Network Meeting.

The First Tee of Idaho is one of 155 chapters around the country and in select international locations. Serving the state of Idaho since 2005, more than 30,000 young people have been impacted through chapter programs and The First Tee National School Program, which is in 37 elementary schools throughout Idaho. The golf-based programs are focused on building character through The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

 To learn more about The First Tee of Idaho visit: www.firstteeidaho.org