This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth
Last month, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Brian and his community partnered with student athletes from Marquette University through Courts for Kids to build a multi-use court. In addition to this, the student athletes put on a sports clinic where they introduced kids of the community to lacrosse and worked with them in volleyball, soccer, and football skills. In the future, the court will serve as an after school outlet for youth in the community.
The Peace Corps has been bringing U.S. citizens to Costa Rica since 1963 and has had approximately 3,747 volunteers since then. Today there are 106 volunteers in Costa Rica working with their communities on projects in education as well as community and youth development and education.
The Peace Corps photo series in The Tico Times Costa Rica Changemakers section is sponsored by the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA), a proud financial supporter of Peace Corps Volunteer projects nationwide. Learn more here. To donate to support the Peace Corps Costa Rica, visit the official donation page. Volunteers’ last names and community names are withheld from these publications, per Peace Corps policy.
You may be interested
Q&A: Donald Trump and “Building the Wall” with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert SchenkkanYamlek Mojica Loáisiga - November 17, 2018
Robert Schenkkan, 65, is a brilliant man. He’s been acting and writing for more than 40 years and penned the…
Saturday morning quake shakes Costa RicaAlexander Villegas - November 17, 2018
The National Seismological Network reported a preliminary magnitude 5.1 quake, 12 kilometers west of Guapiles, at 8:12 a.m. this Saturday. The…
Costa Rica ends cold streak, defeats Chile 3-2 in RancaguaAFP and Tico Times - November 17, 2018
Costa Rica defeated Chile 3-2 this Friday in a friendly match in Rancagua, Chile. The game showed Costa Rica’s resolve…