’13 (men's soccer)
"Adding Education to the Soccer Culture"
In many countries, soccer is seen not only as a game, but as a way of life. However, the passion and enthusiasm that many children have for this 'beautiful game' is left untapped. Evan will work with Street Football World to analyze and articulate the approaches that a select number of development organizations use to promote education and opportunity among young soccer players, particularly in the developing world.
Khalil Fuller ’14 (men's rugby)
"NBA Math Hoops"
Khalil is the founder of NBA Math Hoops, a nonprofit organization committed to improving math literacy among urban youth by creating innovative educational tools that harness the power of basketball. Khalil will explore the possibility of creating strategic partnerships with charter schools and organizations known for their work in underserved communities, as well as the potential of incorporating Math Hoops' Classroom Kits. Additionally, Khalil will develop a comprehensive strategy to measure the impact of the classroom materials and their effects on participating youth.
Kasey Haas ’13 (gymnastics)
"Using Sport to Promote Policy and Awareness in the Lives of the Disabled"
Sport programs for the disabled are critical in promoting social inclusion. Kasey will investigate the effectiveness of strategies to advance awareness and policy in an effort to increase inclusive sport opportunities for disabled populations.
Erika Mueller ’13 (softball)
"Beyond Sport: Using Sport for Social Change"
Erika will spend the summer as an intern for Beyond Sport. She will explore how Beyond Sport addresses local and global issues through sport with particular regard to social inclusion and conflict resolution.
John will develop the Baseball Academy of Students Engaged in Sport (BASES), a nonprofit organization he founded, in an effort to increase graduation and college matriculation rates of at-risk youth in Providence. BASES will provide coaching in baseball as well as academic mentoring and college advising.
’13 (women's track & field)
"Investigating Practical Applications of Olympic Values to Promote Healthy Physical and Moral Development in Dominica's Youth"
In partnership with the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC), Jocelyn will explore how best to implement a summer pilot program aimed at teaching the Olympic values of fairness and sportsmanship to student-athletes, coaches and teachers in Dominica.