Building off July 11th’s pre-“Beyond the Green” event, Urban K-Life students were part of “Beyond the Green” on Monday August 8th. “Beyond the Green” is an event orchestrated in conjunction with the PGA Championship to show just how big the PGA Championship is and expose students in the North St. Louis community to different career paths inside and outside the golf industry. Inspirational speaker and actor Dondre Whitfield discussed life skills and how to succeed and follow your dreams and Suzy Whaley (PGA of America Vice President) discussed her “career journey” and met with students in small groups to provide encouragement and inspiration. Special thanks to Linnet Carty and Ashanee Player from the PGA of America for all their hard work in organizing the day.
On top of that Urban K-Life students got the best seats in the house as Standard Bearers during the PGA Championship. Students got front row seats and even managed to score some autographs from the game’s best. Special thanks to Jerome Harris for all the work he put in making sure the week was great for the students and for providing them the opportunity of a lifetime.