Winter 2017 graduates of the Patty Wood Girls Leadership Experience
This is not a golf program. The girls enjoy an experiential learning environment where they develop the emotional intelligence needed to grow into exceptional leaders.
The Patty Wood Girls Leadership Experience (PWGLE) was established in 2014 in memory of Patty Wood and recognizes her commitment to girls, golf, and leadership. The program helps teenage girls learn to stand up and speak up as leaders. Participants Discover, Dare and Do: to lead themselves and to lead others. A variety of leaders help the girls explore topics such as communication, self-confidence, and goal setting.
Through top-notch leaders, PWGLE brings together The First Tee’s Life Skills Experiences with special leadership-focused programming designed to help girls explore their mind, body and spirit connection. Girls dig deep into leadership exploration and experimentation. PWGLE offers girls the chance to discover leadership, dares them to experiment with leadership and then lets them do – be a leader. The participants work together with their peers to discover what it means to be a leader. They dare each other to set leadership goals and experiment with new leadership skills. The girls present their ideas about what it means to stand up and speak up as leaders and participate on a Q&A leadership panel. Upon completing the program, girls have the opportunity to put their leadership skills into action as mentors.
Girls come from all sides of town, all types of schools, and all different backgrounds. Their common goal is to gain new friends and have a fabulous leadership experience.
For more information, please contact Pat LoPresti, Executive Director, at 216.641.7799 or


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