Jordan Pigeon from First Tee – Central Florida has been selected from a pool of national candidates to attend the First Tee Innovators Forum October 8–11 in San Jose, Calif. The forum will empower First Tee teens to develop a meaningful service project in their communities focusing on raising awareness on issues surrounding education, health and sustainability.
Interactive workshops and small breakout sessions during the forum will cover a variety of topics including the importance of community service, volunteerism, and environmental sustainability, and will be presented by experts in the respective fields. During the workshops, Pigeon will have the opportunity to learn from global industry leaders at the three-day summit. At the end of the forum, a total of $32,000 will be awarded to eight attending participants to further their educational pursuits.
“Congratulations to Jordan on earning this national opportunity. ” said Julie Leventhal, Program Director of First Tee – Central Florida. “Jordan has been part of our chapter for three years and it has been inspiring to see her personal growth over the years. We’re excited for her to have this opportunity to meet with other like-minded teens from across the country focused on being game changers in their communities and building their character as they pursue their future goals.”
Jordan is a junior at Harmony High School where she is a dual-sport athlete on both the golf and track teams. Jordan enjoys volunteering with First Tee and is an active eLeader in First Tee – Central Florida’s Girls Golf program. Pigeon aspires to play college golf while earning a degree in education to accomplish her goal of being a teacher.
Pigeon is one of 28 participants selected to attend the Innovators Forum and was selected based on academic achievement, community service, chapter involvement, leadership, essay responses and letters of recommendation.