This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth

July 16, 2018

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.

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Courtesy of CRUSA

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