Reagan Chastain from First Tee — Central Florida was selected to attend the John Deere Drive Your Future Academy held in Detroit, September 3-6.
Chastain is one of 24 young women selected from the First Tee chapter network to participate in the four-day academic, career and leadership development academy hosted by First Tee and John Deere. During the event, the girls will explore topics that will help them prepare for the future including volunteerism, teamwork and remaining active in the game of golf. The curriculum will come to life through interactive workshops and team-building activities such as a community service project and golf outing. In addition, the girls will attend the Solheim Cup in Toledo, Ohio.
Chastain, 16, is an incoming homeschooled student dual enrolled at Valencia College. Active in First Tee — Central Florida for 6 years, she participates as an eLeader in our Girls Golf Program, represents First Tee – Central Florida at fundraisers, and volunteers with young First Tee classes. Outside of First Tee she is a classically trained pianist, and volunteers with numerous organizations such as Clean the World.
On this honor Chastain said, “I’d like to thank John Deere for selecting me to attend this prestigous academy. I am honored to be one of 24 First Tee participants selected to attend the Academy because it will allow me to grow as a leader and interact with other aspiring girls from around the country.”
Chastain was selected for the John Deere Drive Your Future Academy through a national application process that scored applicants based on essays, letters of recommendation, and involvement in First Tee and other activities.
“John Deere is proud to support the Drive Your Future Academy and congratulates Reagan Chastain on being selected,” said John Watson, John Deere relationship manager of First Tee. “We know this experience will position Reagan to build upon an already strong foundation and be positioned for great things going forward.”