BENEFITING: Reclaim Childhood, Inc.
This summer, I will be interning at Reclaim Childhood, a non-profit organization in Amman, Jordan that focuses on female empowerment. Reclaim Childhood seeks to engage with young women and girls living in the most underserved areas of Jordan, including Iraqi, Syrian, and Palestinian refugee camps. Because opportunities for girls to play sports within these communities are often scarce, Reclaim Childhood runs volleyball, soccer, frisbee and basketball after school programs and summer camps, ultimately working to improve the self esteem, and leadership abilities of these women. Growing up, sports were a huge part of my life, providing me with confidence and a supportive social network . By raising money for Reclaim Childhood, I hope to spread the power of sports to these inspirational young women.