Washington — Sports may mean just games to some, but for many youth worldwide, playing sports is an important tool for learning life skills.
To help young people get more access to sports, the U.S. Peace Corps and the International Alliance for Youth Sports (IAYS) formally agreed this month to collaborate on developing and implementing youth sports programs with Peace Corps volunteers. The volunteers will have access to IAYS sports equipment and educational materials.
“The idea to collaborate with the Peace Corps in this initiative is one that we have been working on for quite some time,” said Fred Engh, IAYS founder and chief executive officer. “President Kennedy, who founded the Peace Corps in 1961, believed very much in the power of sports, and I believe he would be proud today to see this collaboration become a reality.”
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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