Here at the IJGA our students are always busy. Between going to school and taking golf lessons during the week and traveling to tournaments on the weekend they do not have much free time. However, when they do have free time plenty of our students choose to give back to the community through community service projects on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding areas.
This Wednesday, May 13, 2015, six IJGA students were recognized for their community service efforts at the Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award Ceremony at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Those six students were: Rhea Baghia, Santiago Diaz, Meredith Langs, Ankita Kedlaya, Kayla Kozak, and Rei Nakatani. Those six were joined by over a hundred other honorees from local Hilton Head Island schools.
Each of our six honorees were presented with Silver Level Awards. This level is awarded to those students who have served their community in the form of 51-100 hours of community service work in the last year (from May 2014 – April 2015).
Our students earned their service in a variety of ways. One of the most popular ways to help the community was volunteering at last month’s RBC Heritage presented by Boeing PGA Event. In addition to the RBC Heritage, students gave back by participating in golf events promoting environmental well-being and also at local 5K races to raise awareness and support of domestic violence, to name a few. While these six students were awarded, nearly all of our students do take part in some form of community service throughout the year.
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is the premier destination for middle and high school golfers as well as graduates seeking a competitive advantage amongst their peers. IJGA’s unique programs deliver customized golf training, tour competition, performance training, character building and an elite college preparatory education – in a close, family environment in Hilton Head, South Carolina.