Reclaim Childhood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Amman, Jordan that seeks to empower refugee girls and local women through sport and play. Girls in the Middle East have very few opportunities to play sports and exercise freely. Reclaim Childhood operates regular after-school sports leagues and a month-long summer camp for girls ages 6 – 18, and coaching clinics for local adult women.
This summer Penn Legacy alumni, Kristyn Rohrer, will be interning with Reclaim Childhood in Jordan to assist with their summer camp. Rohrer says, "Sports have the power to inspire confidence, strengthen relationships and foster leadership. I have been fortunate enough to play soccer for 14 years andexperience these positive effects in my own life. Through Reclaim Childhood, I hope to empower girls from some of the most vulnerable communities in Jordan to see themselves as competitors both on and off the field."
For more information on Reclaim Childhood visit: http://www.reclaimchildhood.org