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Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K partners with High School 9:12 on Leadership Academy


Jacksonville, Fla-High School 9:12, proudly announces its partnership with

presented by Circle K as the presenting sponsor for the John Donahoo Jr High School 9:12 Leadership Academy. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in empowering young leaders across northeast Florida.

The John Donahoo Jr High School 9:12 Leadership Academy, a semiannual event, serves as a cornerstone for nurturing leadership skills among high school students. Through a full-day workshop, students gain invaluable insights, tools, and strategies to become confident, efficient, and effective leaders in their communities and beyond.

Since its inception, the Leadership Academy has attracted over 250 students from various schools across northeast Florida in the day long program. The overwhelming gratitude and positive feedback from participants underscore the profound impact of the program on their personal and professional growth.

“We are excited for this new partnership and the opportunity to support the students involved. Helping to provide a day for these leaders filled with resources and collaboration opportunities is important to our foundation and we are proud to be involved.” said Jim Furyk

The partnership with Jim & Tabitha Furyk as a part of their foundation exemplifies a shared commitment to fostering leadership excellence and youth development. As the presenting sponsor, Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS brings invaluable support and resources to enhance the program's reach and effectiveness.

"High School 9:12 is so blessed to join forces with Jim and Tabitha and their Foundation to empower the next generation of leaders," said Alan Verlander, CEO of High School 9:12. "Together, we are dedicated to providing students with the leadership skills, knowledge, and inspiration they need to make a positive impact in their schools, communities, and beyond. We simply couldn’t make this happen without the Furyks generous investment and vision.”

The John Donahoo Jr High School 9:12 Leadership Academy embodies a holistic approach to leadership development, encompassing communication skills, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-awareness. Participants emerge from the workshop equipped with the confidence and capabilities to lead with integrity and purpose.

The upcoming John Donahoo Jr High School 9:12 Leadership Academy, sponsored by Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS, is scheduled to take place on April 23, 2024 at the Florida State College of Jacksonville South Campus. This transformative event promises to inspire and equip students with the skills and mindset to lead with excellence and make a meaningful difference in the world.

High School 9:12

High School 9:12, a 501(c)(3), is an initiative designed to help the youth throughout Jacksonville and the First Coast by creating change in our community. We focus on taking a holistic approach to guide high school students and athletes to reach their full potential. This program utilizes academics, sports, and life skills to increase opportunities of success for students after graduation. 

ABOUT CONSTELLATION FURYK & FRIENDS PRESENTED BY CIRCLE K - The 2023 event featured a 78-player field and a $2.1 million purse. In 2023, the tournament generated more than $1.02 million for local charities bringing the three-year total to more than $3.5 million with plans to grow that number in the future. All three rounds of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K are broadcast on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable provider of PGA TOUR Champions. More information on the event can be found online at

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