BEING OUR BEST SELVES IN THE WORLD.
Everything you do at IJGA is meant to help you discover your power and your responsibility. IJGA alumni often say that their years at IJGA were the most formative of their lives. It could be the time, the place, or the friendships they made. For many, the answer is found in the wholeness of the experience – the knowledge and the goodness.
The IJGA Captain Program offers committed students a dynamic peer leadership opportunity. As role models on and off the course, IJGA Captains lead by example in all they do. Chosen through a highly selective process of application and interview, Captains are the first to volunteer to help student life team members, golf coaches and one another – in matters big and small. Leading initiatives in community program and service, Captains go out of their way to positively influence Academy life. They lead a student council, collecting feedback from their peers and, when necessary, create solutions to make IJGA even better than it already is. Captains selflessly serve their community because giving back is innate to their character. While the position is voluntary, the benefits are forever. Not only do Captains gain the memorable experiences they do, but they also participate in a leadership development curriculum that helps each critically examine and improve their leadership skills. The Captain Program is all about leadership today for a better tomorrow.
HABITUDES CHARACTER PROGRAM
IJGA exists to empower young adolescents as engaged citizens of an ever changing, complex global society. As such, more than golf, more than school, IJGA must ensure the positive character development of all students. IJGA achieves this aim through the implementation of its HABITUDES Character Program. The HABITUDES Program extends learning beyond the classroom, and provides students with many opportunities for individual and team development. While the activities and assignments change throughout the course of the year, every HABITUDES activity is designed to be an engaging, challenging and transformative learning opportunity. By delving into topics such as integrity, honesty, ethics, gratitude, conflict resolution and communication skills, students giving their all to this program and its many challenges will be better poised to navigate their student-athlete journeys with greater confidence, conviction and commitment. Altogether, as a result of their IJGA HABITUDES experience, IJGA students will depart the academy well equipped to navigate life’s challenges, trials and tribulations.
The prep school we have built from the ground up is centered on helping junior golfers reach the next level in both their golf and their scholastic abilities. The junior golf program at IJGA is one of the world’s best and has proven for decades to maximize junior golf performance. We place Athletic & Individual Development as a priority and ensure that our students are confident competitors as a result. Along with physical conditioning, each student at IJGA receives daily instruction in full swing, short game, course management and mental conditioning. Our coaches pay close attention to each junior golfer’s needs and recommend a personal performance assessment three times throughout the year.